Natural Zinc by VMZINC

Natural Zinc is the zinc that nature intended. This is the original zinc.

 It has a very shiny surface when leaving the rolling mill. When installed on the exterior of a building, Natural Zinc will weather and form a beautifully textured grey patina. The development of the patina can take several years depending on the location of the panels.

While marks can occasionally appear on zinc surfaces that are unexposed to rain or are not regularly rinsed, such superficial marks do not reduce the material’s lifespan.

The aesthetically pleasing patina also provides environmental protection to the material, making zinc a durable solution that requires minimal maintenance.

Over time, Natural Zinc’s surface will naturally weather from its lustrous shine to a beautifully textured matte-grey patina. While weathering characteristics can vary with geographical conditions, the zinc surface transformation allows for dynamic and striking results. 

With its glossy silver and smooth mill finish, VMZINC®’s classic line of Natural Zinc is showcased in architectural designs dating back to the late nineteenth century. Often used in a variety of construction applications that include roofing and walls, Natural Zinc’s durability is one reason for VMZINC’s long history of success with this product. 

Natural Zinc’s outstanding durability has been well-documented over time. In Europe, many examples of zinc roofs lasting for more than 100 years can be found. With proper installation, the hardiness of the natural zinc paired with the protective effects of the patina are why zinc roofs or walls have such a long life.