As the industrial roofing experts on your side, the team here at Valent Roofing want to emphasise the benefits of metal as a roofing material. After all, many property owners are unaware that there are actually dozens of different metals that have the ability to provide the protection that is expected of a high-quality roof. In fact, we’ve decided to focus specifically on zinc. Read on as we go over three benefits of investing in zinc roofing…

Weather Resistant

As one of the most durable metals on the market, zinc is extremely resistant to corrosion which makes it an excellent choice for roofing. In fact, it also has ‘self-healing’ properties which means that it can recover overtime without any human intervention if it is scratched. This low-maintenance characteristic coupled with its ability to hold its ground in the face of Mother Nature’s wrath makes zinc an incredibly effective roofing material choice, come rain or shine.


With a lifespan of 80-100 years, zinc roofing is almost as durable as a slate roof, which has a longevity guarantee of 100-150 years. This makes it an incredibly cost-effective investment as zinc is also a low-maintenance material and this allows property owners to reap the benefits of longevity without having to constantly worry about the risk of damage. With that said, it is still important to routinely inspect your roof regardless of the material is it made from.


In comparison to alternative metals, zinc takes a lot less energy to produce because it has a significantly lower melting point. As a result, it is considered an environmentally friendly material, which is emphasised even further by its longevity guarantee as this means that property owners are investing in their future as well as the planet’s future.

Although it may not be a traditional roofing material, zinc is a metal that is often considered more durable than alternative materials like steel and slate. After all, a brand-new roof is a much more appealing investment when it has a reliable longevity guarantee. To find out more information about our industrial roofing services, get in contact with a member of the Valent Roofing team today!