Soft Zinc

Soft Zinc:

Soft zinc is the best option for creating connections to chimneys, roof dormers, and walls with hard roofing. Why? Because these project elements require a flexible and malleable material, and Soft Zinc fits both of these requirements. Connections using Soft Zinc are not only aesthetically pleasing, but easy to fold and soft to solder. This green, eco-friendly material is 100% recyclable and available in ready-to-use smooth sheets and pleated cuts.

When you want to create easy connections to chimneys, roof dormers, and walls, Soft Zinc provides the flexibility and malleability you need for faster installation. Part of our EcoChoice™ family of products, Soft Zinc is an environmentally friendly product that’s 100% recyclable with no toxic runoff.

MetalTech-USA offers 24″ master coils of any length you need, and we have pup coils in 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ and flat sheets as well.  Custom widths are available upon request.  We also have full pleated head-wall and flashing, as well as pre-manufactured soft zinc accessories.


Q. What is soft zinc?

A. Soft zinc is the environmentally correct solution for replacing lead flashing. If you’re a contractor, installer or roofer and you’re not using soft zinc, you’re missing an opportunity to sell your clients an eco-friendly, cost-saving option on their roofing projects.

Q. What are the benefits of using soft zinc?

A. Many…here’s a few:
• Easily shaped, folded and soldered.
• Soft quality for complex roofing connections.
• Light weight.
• Easy to handle, no gloves needed.
• Ecologically superior alternative to lead.
• It’s light weight makes it less expensive and easier to use than lead. A roll of soft zinc weighs 17 lbs. vs. 50 lbs. for a roll of lead.

Q. Where can I use soft zinc?

A. Soft zinc can be used as flashing for most clay tile roofs, slate roof, asphalt roof, and wood shake roofs. It makes a superior connection to masonry brickwork because it lasts longer than lead and prevents costly masonry repairs when gutter systems have to be replaced. Lead flashing deteriorates with age (if 15 lb. lead is used, this could be only a few years) and eventually cracks.

Q. I‘m a distributor, what’s in it for me?

A. We’re looking for material and roofing distributors who want to get a competitive edge over the competition by offering the ecologically-safe alternative to lead – soft zinc. If you want to add Soft Zinc to your product line, contact us. We want to hear from you.

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