At present, many consumers around the UK are investing in improvements to their homes. It is thought that the rise in such activity seen over recent months and years is partly the result of the stagnation seen in the housing market. Since the banking crisis that began in 2007, people have found it harder to leverage the credit needed to move properties. Therefore, more people are staying put and instead making enhancements to their existing abodes.
One important aspect of such projects may be the roofs. Whether consumers opt to go for copper roofing, zinc roofing or a more traditional material depends on many factors, including the personal tastes of those involved, their budgets, and the style of their residences.
Commenting on the importance of roofs, industry specialist Robert Dunlop told the Edmonton Journal that there are many materials to choose between and it is important to go for the quality. As well as more traditional forms of roofing, there are metal options to peruse too, he noted, potentially including copper roofing, and zinc roofing. He also pointed out that these offerings come in a range of looks. Indeed, there are even wood-look metal products that people can use in their homes.
Metal roofing is no new thing. Zinc has been used in this way in continental Europe since the 19th century and, as more people become aware of its properties, it is now rising in popularity in the UK. This is not a surprise given the material’s excellent appearance and longevity.
Meanwhile, copper has been utilized as a waterproof roofing material since as far back as ancient times. Because of its properties, it is ideal for use not only on the top of buildings but also as guttering, downpipes, cladding and flashings. Because of its resistance, roofs made from metal have been known to last for more than 700 years.