Forum Title: Roofing Firm At Forefront Of New Trend
I've always thought that barrel-vaulted roofs look really cool on the right building with a good design. Here is a roofing company that is doing something different in the area where they work. They are building a huge barrel-vaulted roof made of zinc. You don't see a lot of this, but you may in the future since it is a durable lightweight material.Quote: Former Sudbury Upper School pupil Edward Carlo is reaching for the sky when it comes to new business. Edward, 34, owns ELC Roofing based at the Suffolk Business Centre off Newton Road in Sudbury.His team of six roofers has just completed a roof on a new home near Clare which is not only getting lots of attention from passers-by, but is also drawing interest from the world of architectural design for its usual look and the use of new materials for roofing.The project was to create a barrel-vaulted roof made of zinc. ‚ÄúWe are under the impression that it is one of the biggest in Suffolk and maybe even East Anglia. We have checked it with our zinc suppliers and they are not aware of a zinc roof that‚s bigger in the region,‚Äù said Edward.‚ÄúThere are not many of these shaped roofs in this area and, although zinc roofs are becoming more popular, there are not many zinc installers in Suffolk with the qualifications and skill to carry out this type of project,‚Äù he said.Edward, who has been running his business for nine years and has been a roofer since he was 17, has lots of experience of roofing period and traditional homes. But he believes the lightweight roofing material could be a future trend for the region‚s homes.‚ÄúI think we might see more zinc being used for roofing in the next 10 years,‚Äù he said. Source
Post By: ERIN LITTLE (Boston, MA), 01/12/2018
I like the style of roofs like that myself. I think it is a great idea to use zinc also. I think right now it's more expensive, but in the long run I think it's a wise investment.
It is definitely an interesting style and good choice of material. Only time will tell if this will catch on. I would imagine it is very expensive to do this at the moment.
I like the way it looks, but I think we are a long way off on using this material on a regular basis. I can see the advantages though.