Wade Architectural Systems is your source for zinc roofing material, including standing seam panels, shingles, coil and flat sheet for flashing and architectural details. We have strong relationships with manufacturers of roofing materials and specialize in zinc roofing/cladding products. Our team consists of professional representatives, project managers, and estimators. We have been supplied roofing and wall cladding materials for more than 2,500 projects within the United States. We are a Houston based company and focus primarily on projects within the state of Texas. We offer only the best from reputable companies such as Centria, VMZINC, Dri - Design and Ceilings Plus.
We understand that the material selection you make will directly impact the performance, aesthetics and durability of the structure. A roof fabricated from architectural zinc is considered by many to be the best metal value for various steep-slope applications.
Zinc has a rich global history and is known for its long lifespan. In Paris, 85% of roofs are constructed of rolled zinc, most of which are original roofs from the mid-19th century. With average lifespans of 80-100+, a zinc roof will far outlast most other roofing options.
To help contractors and installers meet their roofing needs, Wade Architectural Systems offers rolled roofing and shingle products from VMZINC® by Umicore Building Products. VMZINC® has a long history of success thanks to the material's durability coupled with a global network of Pro-Zinc trained installers. Not only do their roofing materials last a long time, they are also malleable, prestigious, and available in an array of color options. VMZINC® Double Lock Standing Seam systems, Dexter panels, and Adeka shingles are appropriate for all roof pitches 3:12 and above. For assistance in selecting the appropriate solution for lower sloped roofs and roofing shapes, contact Wade Architectural Systems today.
Zinc is a material that far outlasts alternative roof cladding options. Because the material develops a natural, protective patina, it requires virtually no maintenance over its life-span. A properly installed zinc roof can last well over 80 years. Zinc also has a low reflectivity as well as a beautiful appearance that only gets better as the ages pass. Many rainscreen cladding options are also available with zinc, so vertical wall applications with the same longevity and beautiful appearance can be installed on your building whether a commercial office, educational institution, large airport, or small, private residence.
Wade Architectural Systems represents metal panel systems to suit a variety of needs and budget requirements. We work closely with construction and design teams early on in the project to identify areas that provide the most cost-effective solutions. Contact our offices today to find out more about our services.
Metal roofs have become popular in commercial, industrial and even residential construction because they are easy to install and extremely durable. Often the material of choice is either galvanized steel or carbon steel that has been painted or powder-coated, but zinc roofing is becoming a popular alternative to steel. Here is how zinc roofing compares to steel:
Zinc roofing is similar in strength to steel, but it is not as easily damaged by corrosion or rust. When exposed to the air, zinc forms a natural patina that protects the metal from harm and can even heal minor damage like scratches over time. Because it does not rust, zinc can last much longer than steel, often up to 50 years.
Zinc roofing is slightly lighter than steel at the same dimensions, allowing the underlying structure to be lighter and reducing material costs.
Zinc roofing is slightly more malleable than steel, allowing it to be curved or formed into custom shapes easily using either powered or manual equipment.
Steel, especially carbon steel, must be periodically sanded and refinished to prevent corrosion, which could lead to leaks or structural failure. Zinc roofing is relatively maintenance-free, thanks to its self-healing patina.
Wade Architectural Systems is your source for zinc roofing material, including standing seam panels, shingles, coil and flat sheet for flashing and architectural details. It is affordable and of high quality. We offer a variety of panels that are aesthetic and long-lasting. In addition, we offer VMZINC® Products. Contact us for more information.