Using Zinc in an extreme climate

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We are considering zinc or copper roofing for a residential project in Breckenridge, CO (both for the roof and some exterior walls). Our winters are long, cold, and wet. I have heard that Zinc does not hold up well below 40 degrees F and moisture can eat through it. Is there much truth to this? Which material do you think would be better suited? Any other materials you would recommend that would have a similar look? Thank you!
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Megan, In addition to what you are considering, there are painted steel and aluminum products which have coatings that would provide a similar look. I think that one key to successful sinc installations is to have some breathability on the back side of the metal. For information on zinc including answers to your questions, email either or both of the following gentleman: [email protected] [email protected]
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