A Class Metal Roofing can work with a variety of industry standard metal roofing materials using hard and soft metals. We work with materials from Zinc, RheinZink and VMZinc to Lead, Copper, Stainless-Steel and Aluminium. Some of these are listed below and examples of their use can be found within our portfolio.
VMZinc, RheinZink & Zinc
VMZinc is lightweight and durable, fully recyclable and has a design life of 80 years! Benefits include all flashings and trims being in the same material and it can be installed on roof pitches as low as 3 degrees.
Copper roofing is beautiful, malleable and soft. It naturally resists corrosion thanks to the verdigris that forms over copper as it weathers. Because of this, copper usually doesn't need any sort of extra coating. Its light weight means that it puts less structural stress on a building. It is an ideal material for areas that regularly see heavy snowfall.
Stainless-Steel and Steel Roofing
Stainless-Steel is one of the most popular types of metal roofing for its high strength and relatively low price. Compared to traditional roofing materials, steel offers a much longer lifespan, better environmental sustainability, better strength and a lower long-term cost. Steel can usually withstand winds of 110-150 mph and can provide excellent leak-free service for 50 years or more.
Aluminum is one of the most energy efficient metal roofing materials. It naturally reflects light and emits heat, so it can help you save on your electric bill. It's also lightweight and extremely durable, although aluminum roofing is not as strong as corrugated galvanized steel. Aluminum roofing is more expensive than steel but generally less expensive than copper.
Lead sheet is the oldest and most durable metal roofing: when properly installed, it can last 200 years. A 1997 restoration project of a 15th-century church in England, for example, included the replacement of the lead sheet roof and church documents indicate that the roof was last replaced in 1730. Much of the old lead roofing removed was covered with graffiti left behind by the craftsmen who had worked on the roof over the years. They drew pictures or traced their hands and feet. The earliest date found on the lead was 1700 and the most recent was 1935.