Zinc, like copper, is a very long lasting material: in a rural environment this can be up to 100 years needing no maintenance or treatment throughout its lifetime, although good roof ventilation has to be ensured when designing roof construction for this to be achieved.
Zinc is naturally resistant to corrosion, is extremely durable and does not require costly maintenance. In addition, the flexibility, malleability and versatility of zinc, combined with its pleasing appearance, make it the material of choice for imaginative building projects from individual homes to commercial complexes, public buildings and private projects.
Zinc is 100% recyclable. More than 90% of zinc used in the building industry is recycled. Zinc requires minimal to no maintenance due to its naturally forming patina which is self-protecting. Zinc lends itself to both traditional and contemporary design, whether new build or refurbishment. Architects frequently comment on how well the material blends with wood, stone and concrete, whilst also providing a contrast with the plethora of glazing finishes currently available.