QUARTZ-ZINC

QUARTZ-ZINC offers a similar appearance as the natural patina developed over time as Natural Zinc by VMZINC.

The elegant, pre-weathered grey of QUARTZ-ZINC by VMZINC is achieved by a factory process that mimics the matt patina that zinc naturally develops over time.

As with Natural Zinc, based on the type of installation, surface exposure to weather, and geographical conditions, QUARTZ-ZINC can naturally develop a patina that may gradually and slightly darken the zinc's surface over time. This patina enforces zinc's long-lasting reputation by ensuring low-maintenance durability while protecting the material's surface from environmental forces.

No other pre-weathered zinc captures the depth of texture of an evolved patina like QUARTZ-ZINC. The durability and beauty of QUARTZ-ZINC is unparalleled, especially when compared to zinc products of light hues. In applications that will have varying exposures to the elements and will, therefore, weather at different rates, this reliability of appearance is a tremendous asset.  On the luminance scale for measuring colors QUARTZ ZINC falls into a Y-Factor range of 22-25. Every batch of QUARTZ-ZINC is measured and the results are documented. Beautiful color variation is expect in natural materials. While white marks can occasionally appear on the zinc surfaces that are unexposed to rain or are not regularly rinsed, such superficial marks do not reduce the material's lifespan.

QUARTZ-ZINC blends harmoniously with other building and construction materials, making it ideal for both traditional and contemporary designs, as well as for renovations and new construction.

If properly installed according to Umicore Building Products installation guidelines, a QUARTZ-ZINC roof may maintain its beauty for well over 75 years, and wall cladding may last over 100 years. Like all VMZINC envelopes, QUARTZ-ZINC requires no scheduled maintenance.

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