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Hard Metal Roofing

Hard-metal roofing contractors, LDN covers a variety of buildings and architectural designs, providing long-lasting solutions. Hard-metal roofs do not suffer from the same issues as their tiled equivalents, which can be prone to problems of nail sickness or loose tiles and come at a slight premium. Resistant to fire, mildew, rot and insect infestation, they provide a safe, secure and stylish solution for the future.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Hard Metal Roofing FAQ's

When it comes to metal roof durability you will be informed by many different roofers that a particular type of roof is the most durable. However, this entirely depends on several factors that must be taken into consideration when offering advice. Some of these factors include location, budget, availability, and most importantly the purpose, and what you are looking to achieve. The truth is, all metal roofing options are extremely durable due to being made of metal.
At LDN, we utilise a range of hard metal roofing metals that include Copper, Zinc, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, and Green Coat Roofing. For a quick comparison of each metal, see the table below. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of the team to find out what is the most durable metal roof based on your current situation.

When it comes to high-wind areas there are a few factors that can make all the difference to protect your property. These include the roof shape, pitch, and material. Using specific roof shapes and pitches the wind is directed around the roof and prevents uplift. Combine that with having very little overhang; you will have an extremely durable roof.

In terms of materials, the most obvious choice is metal. What most people are not aware of is that metal tiles can be flat or shaped to look like clay barrel tiles which add additional protection to the property allowing the wind to follow the curves rather than lift them.

With advances in paint systems, finishes, and other technologies, metal roofs will withstand oxidation and rusting for most of their lifetime. However, there can be factors that affect whether or not your roof rusts. If you have plain, bare steel, for example, it will rust although this can be prevented with regular maintenance.

If rust is a concern, a metal to consider is Zinc due to its self-sufficient characteristics, such as the zinc carbonate layer which forms a protective layer over the metal over time.

Like every roofing material, they all have their place in roofing and their advantages and disadvantages. Metal roofs can fade in time or may be susceptible to staining. If not installed correctly, metal roofs can fail at the seams. It’s essential to have a metal roof installed by a qualified, experienced metal roofing contractor. Metal roofs are considerably more expensive than most other options.

Hard Metal Roofing Comparison

60+ years of durability

Reflects sunlight rather than absorbs.

Recyclable metal.

Highly malleable therefore it’s excellent for styling.

Weather and heat resistant and only grows stronger with age.

It’s a self-finishing metal requiring no painting or finishing.

Maintenance free therefore it very rarely needs any repairs or upkeep.

60+ years of durability.

Corrosion resistant.

Self-healing properties. Meaning if scratched or damaged over time it can repair itself.

Recyclable metal. With a low melting point making it is better for the environment than other metals in production.

Maintenance free therefore it very rarely needs any repairs or upkeep.

Zinc is considered as being one of the most attractive roofing finishes on the market.

60+ years of durability

100% recyclable. Making it a good option for projects focusing on sustainability.

Very durable and low-maintenance metal over time.

Stainless steel can sometimes cause an issue with glare due to its shiny surface.

It will also require cleaning every so often compared to other metals due to its shine.

Costly to install but cost-saving in the long run. This is why a lot of structures in the UK adopt this style of roofing.

50+ years of durability with maintenance.

The lightest metal of all.

Considerably easier to install than other metals.

Corrosive resistant.

High malleability.

Environmentally friendly.

High strength-to-weight ratio but not as strong compared to other metals.



60+ years of durability.

Lightweight material.

Highly resistant to corrosion, UV radiation as well as scratches.

Cost-effective solution compared to Zinc.

High-quality Nordic steel.

The most sustainable steel on the market.

Available in various colours unlike other metal roofing materials.

The UK's First Choice For Hard Metal Roofing

With experience working with heritage sites, ornamental work, and other bespoke projects, our expertise allows us to take on projects of all sizes. Take a look at the quick comparison table we have made to allow you to quickly see the benefits of each hard metal roofing type. Speak to a member of the team should you have any further questions and wish to know more.

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