RHEINZINK® The Natural Material for Lasting Aesthetics for Zinc Cladding and Zinc Roofing
RHEINZINK begins by combining zinc with trace amounts of high purity copper and titanium to produce a metal with superior properties. Then RHEINZINK uses a proprietary manufacturing process that results in zinc cladding with highly desirable physical properties. The zinc sheeting material can be cut, bent, formed and embossed into a variety of zinc cladding and zinc roofing materials.Natural RHEINZINK comes in the Bright Rolled finish which forms a unique patina over time. If you're looking for a patinated look without the wait, our zinc cladding and zinc roofing panels come in two pre-weathered finishes: Blue Gray and Graphite Gray. These finishes are protected with RHEINZINK's exclusive pre-weathered pro finish that prevents damage from moisture during transportation and fingerprints during installation. Beauty and durability aren't the only benefits of zinc cladding and zinc roofing systems. The use of zinc in architecture helps buildings qualify for LEED™ certification. At MetalTech-USA, we work with architects and contractors who want to use zinc in new construction, renovations, alterations, and more.
Benefits of RHEINZINK® Zinc
One of our EcoChoice™ products, RHEINZINK Zinc is a sustainable product that doesn't harm the environment. Used for centuries, architects are taking a second look at Zinc's unique properties. Architectural grade zinc is 90 to 95% recycled. Replacement costs are negligible with a long lifetime of 80 to 100 years for zinc roofing and 200 to 300 years for wall systems.
While all metals can be recycled, most metals corrode when exposed to the environment. Zinc alloys actually absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, locking it away in a protective surface layer of zinc carbonate. Zinc carbonate (known as "smithsonite" when found in mineral form) gives zinc panels a distinctive bluish patina. Zinc's pollution fighting properties result in a patina that is unique to the environment it is in. That's because in addition to carbon dioxide, zinc also absorbs other pollutants and locks them away into a surface patina with its own unique character.
Zinc also has the added benefit of ultra low toxicity. Zinc carbonate, the principal component of the patina that forms on zinc, is used in topical ointments like calamine lotion. Runoff from zinc roof, wall and rainwater systems is so low that it's difficult to even detect.