Zinc dormers

When a dormer on a tile roof is covered with zinc, first the valley gutters are placed along the sides of the dormer. These gutters will be connected to the existing standard gutter.

The façade cladding at the sides of the dormer are secured with clips to the wooden substructure. The standard standing seam system is preferred as cladding system. For small surfaces there is also the option to use flat sheets connected to each other using singles welts. These single welts also contain clips for fixation to the wooden substructure. The clips must allow adequate expansion of the zinc sheets, to prevent bulging.

Joints and connections should always have sufficient space to guarantee the thermal movement of the zinc. Especially with this kind of application it is advisable to check the assembly of the coverings prior to soldering, clipping or seaming to prevent problems due to the thermal effects. Only then it is possible to create a watertight cladding.

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Benefits of a zinc dormer roof

Where previously only parts of the dormer were cladded in zinc, nowadays more and more dormers are cladded entirely in zinc.

  • A zinc dormer gives your dormer a modern and tight appearance;
  • Because zinc is easy to process, you can create the desired shape in every detail;
  • Zinc is a durable material with a very long lifespan;
  • Zinc is a natural product that requires no maintenance

Why choose a zinc dormer?

A dormer provides more space in the attic, enlarges the rooms and creates a comfortable ceiling height. Especially in times of rising property prices, more and more people are opting for an extension to their own home to increase living comfort. Without high expense the home actually becomes more spacious, lighter and thus more suitable for comfortable long-term living.

Average lifespan of a zinc dormer roof

Zinc dormer roofs are very durable and maintenance free which results in a long life span. A dormer made entirely of zinc has a life span of more than 80 years. As zinc patinates, a complete zinc dormer is maintenance-free. Do you opt for plastic material for the dormer the average lifespan is considerably lower.

Zinc dormer in a different colour

In addition to NedZink NATUREL, NedZink also has various other colours in its product range. You therefore have a choice of different colours and systems

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Wall copings