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What roofing material is this?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by itsnotplumb, 19 Aug 2019.

  1. itsnotplumb

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    Hello, unless I've messed it up there should be a photo attached of a house with some kind of sheet roofing over the porch and downstairs bay. Id like to know what it is. I assume its a fairly modern material?
     

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    I'd suggest searching US or Canadian sites.

    Looks like polycarb from a distance.
     
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    Looks like zinc to me - comes in various colours and is joined by machine using "standing seams". A guy called hardmetalking ( hard metal king) used to post here and knew all about it. And did loads of it.
     
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    In recent years there's been quite a bit of it installed on modern commercial structures (office blocks and the like). Looks good, ages nicely. Requires a plywood and membrane base beneath it on the stuff I've done
     
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    Hello everyone. Thanks for your posts. So is there a chance I can get hold of it or similar. Any point trying jewsons etc. And what about deadening the sound of rain? I need to lay it as a small roof not a wall.
     
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    In my experience zinc roofing is normally bent and formed on site. It isn't really a DIY off the shelf sort of product.
     
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    Yes. If it will have to be bossed or whatever the word is or difficult to source or take ages to learn about. Maybe I can find someone to do it or maybe best use slate at 20 degrees.
     
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    There is a product I have seen in Burtons ..Standing seam sheets preformed .. I never looked into it ..but they had them..
     
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    Think ive just seen it online (Comax Klick) They say theres an alternative for smaller jobs, so maybe theres hope.
     
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