A zinc roof is also extremely corrosion resistant, but also offers further advantages over other metal. Zinc roofing is self-healing, meaning that if is scratched the material can recover given time. It has a low maintenance care regime. Even in a harsh site, exposed to spray and wind, you can install it and basically forget about it. Zinc offers a more aesthetic appeal than some of the other metals you could use. On top of this, architects like it because it can be formed into interesting shapes and curves whilst retaining its durable qualities. As such, it is ideal for forming flashing around chimneys and dormer windows, as well as the main body of the roof.