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INTRODUCTION 

more distinctive with age

RHEINZINK® is the world’s leading brand of architectural-zinc for building applications. Generally known as “titanium-zinc”, RHEINZINK is a natural-weathering metal that forms a blue gray patina after repeated exposure to moisture and air.

Combining 99% super high-grade zinc with approximately 1% titanium and copper, the RHEINZINK alloy can help provide long-term solutions for roofs, wall cladding and gutters. 

The engineered zinc-alloy also helps designers provide a natural gray colour compliment or contrast to brick, concrete/CMU slate, stone or wood while achieving a long service life.

RHEINZINK is a monolithic metal that is low-maintenance, malleable, and has no colour coating. For almost 300 years, zinc has been used by European designers and sheet-metal craftsman to create structures that endure.

Since 1993, RHEINZINK has been used in North America on college and corporate campuses, libraries, cultural centers, and residential projects. RHEINZINK is recognized as a low environmental impact metal of choice that is both beautiful and cost-effective.

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FACADES

flat lock tile system

The flat overlapping seams of the Flat Lock Tile System provides a subtle grid texture to modulate both simple, rectilinear complex or curvilinear facades. For ultimate design flexibility, tiles can be manufactured to individual scale requirements. 

diamond and square tiles system

These tiles are available in square or diamond shapes. Unlike sheets or shingles of similar appearance, these have forward bent edges on the top surface and backward bent edges along the lower surface to form simple interlocking joints. The individual tiles allow design solutions to cover facades of complex geometry and tight radii.

angled standing seam system

The RHEINZINK®-Angled Standing System, commonly used on facades, exhibits strong linear shadows produced by its angled seam configuration. The widespread availability of standing seam fabrication machines ensures consistent forming of panel edges as well as closing of the seams. Differing panel lengths and widths make it possible to achieve even the most complicated geometries. 

corrugated profile system

The flowing shape of the classic sine wave can impart a linear filigree effect to corrugated profiles. Installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, all configurations allow visible panel individuation to scale the façade and express building structure. The delicate effect of the interplay of light and shade renders a visual fluidity and liveliness to larger expanses.

roll cap system 

The Roll Cap System is the oldest of roof application available today. A strip of wood is used to hold the cap, which fits between the panels. The trays and caps are machine formed, guaranteeing maximum precision.

trapezoidal profile system

The crisp edged, rib-shaped design of the trapezoidal profile conveys a cool language of form in horizontal, vertical and diagonal arrangements. The chiaroscuro effect produced as light strikes, is of greater intensity than in the corrugated profile, which has a somewhat subdued effect. Trapezoidal profiles can be installed with the front of back face exposed.

shiplap panel system 

Due to its layered character and shadowless joint, the shiplap panel represents a different type of facade cladding. The strong contours of its profile geometry create crisp, linear shadows in bright sunlight. After detailed planning and precise profile fabrication, an easy and economical on-site assembly can be achieved.

vertical reveal panel system

The advantage of a reveal panel is in the range of face and joint dimensions. The reveal panel offers the architect an exceptional amount of freedom in implementing design ideas considering the flexibility of horizontal, vertical or diagonal installation directions. Panel face widths and reveal joints may be optimized to suit various architectural configurations and conditions.

horizontal reveal panel system

Horizontal Reveal Panels System are visually reminiscent to those of their origin in wooden facades. Panel end joints can be configured to produce continuous, intermediate vertical joints or to be staggered and recede allowing the horizontal joints to be emphasized. 

special solutions

The term special solutions is used by RHEINZINK® to describe the combinations of and/or variations of systems. Very large surfaces in particular, which could appear monotonous can be enhanced by various facade coverings. Z-profiles, thin sheet louvers and other profiles that are able to form an edge can be custom manufactured – after consultation with RHEINZINK’s Technical Department.

ROOFING

double lock standing seam system

The Double Lock Standing Seam System is a further development of the original hollow folding joint or single standing seam used for zinc material. First described in technical literature in 1899, it is the preferred method of application for roofs with a slope of 6 in 12 or less with a minimum slope of 5/8 in 12.

With a minimum seam height of 1” (25 mm), the double lock is measurably more weather resistant than the angle lock and is the preferred seam type for most roofing applications; especially for low slope roofing. 

Sometimes prefabricated in profiles with a seam height of 1-1/2” (38 mm), it has become an international standard. Bending and closing the panel seams can be done manually or mechanically using electric seaming machines.

Special designs such as convex and concave curves or conical assemblies can be fabricated without difficulty. Due to the range of possible variations in its detailing, the fine linear design of the Double Lock Standing Seam complements both traditional and modern architecture.

angled standing seam system

The Angled Standing Seam System is a 20th century development. It is used on roofs with a minimum slope greater than 6 in 12. Simply folding in one leg of the joint, creates the finished Angled Standing Seam System. The Angled Standing Seam System is particularly suitable for visible areas of the design of steep metal roofs and for parapets and mansard slopes, etc. With a visually broader seam, than that of the Double Lock Standing Seam, the Angled Standing Seam gives applications with a large surface area a lively and striking appearance.

interlocking tiles system

The RHEINZINK® - Interlocking Tiles System consist of rectangular, diamond and square shaped tiles. Contrary to shingles with a similar look, these tiles have hemmed edges (over along the top edge, under along the bottom) which interlock to form simple joints. Easy to fabricate and install, the interlocking tiles are a perfect solution for curved surfaces. Appropriate for roofs with a minimum of 3 in 12 pitch, this system requires a ventilation mat or ProRoofing coating.

roll cap system

The Roll Cap System is considered the most traditional of the roofing methods currently in use today. The name Strip Seam Joint indicates a type of longitudinal joint in which a wooden batten with clips, or the RHEINZINK® Roll Cap holder, made of galvanized steel, is installed between the panels as the attachment method.

A strip cap covers both attachment method alternatives. The RHEINZINK® - Roll Cap System guarantees maximum precision and efficient installation because the panels and covering caps are produced in one single process with the use of a roll-former.

The large scale of the Roll Cap System makes the system especially appropriate for large roof surfaces. The highly structured effect of the longitudinal joints produces sharp shadows as the sun angle changes. The combination of the Roll Cap System joint and Double Lock Standing Seam techniques allow for even more variations. 

quick step

Contemporary architects are always seeking out new and advanced construction technology. With this in mind, RHEINZINK® has developed an industrial roofing system, which combines new design possibilities and simple installation in the best possible way: QUICK STEP – The RHEINZINK® Stepped Roof.

This patented, innovative technology, is a new type of metal roof covering. It represents a high quality alternative to traditional roof coverings. QUICK STEP is suitable for a large variety of roof shapes, with slopes between 2 in 12 and 33 in 12. In combination with the appropriate attachment system, the snap-in, prefabricated components made of 22 gauge (0.8 mm) thick ”preweathered pro” RHEINZINK, most of which are prefabricated, guarantee that the assembly can be completed quickly and with ease. QUICK STEP also opens up a wide range of possibilities from a design point of view.

The stepshaped system creates a strong but elegant format for the roof surface. Innovative accessories such as the new connection frame, developed especially for roof penetrations, complete the QUICK STEP. 

GUTTER SYSTEMS

gutters, downspouts & accessories

Design and the extensive assortment of components and accessories make the RHEINZINK Gutter System adaptable to virtually any roof configuration. Half Round or Box-shaped gutters, RHEINZINK manufactures over 300 parts and accessories. All components are fabricated with high quality RHEINZINK available in “preweathered pro blue-grey” and “preweathered pro graphite-grey” finishes. Both finishes impress with their maintenance-free life. RHEINZINK complies with the strictest environmental standards and is infinitely recyclable. The material RHEINZINK has been able to claim the title “sustainable”, from production all the way to its permanent application, for over 40 years.