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Metal Roofing

metal roofing
Anybody know anything about the History of Metal as a Roofing material?

I’m doing a report, and cannot find much of anything online or in the library. If you know any good websites or books or articles that I can use, it would be much appreciated, especially if there are pictures. I just need to know some early uses of metal roofing.

Here is some good information on the U.S. History of Metal Roofing.
Metal roofing in America is principally a 19th-century phenomenon. Before then the only metals commonly used were lead and copper. For example, a lead roof covered “Rosewell,” one of the grandest mansions in 18thcentury Virginia. But more often, lead was used for protective flashing. Lead, as well as copper, covered roof surfaces where wood, tile, or slate shingles were inappropriate because of the roof’s pitch or shape.

Copper with standing seams covered some of the more notable early American roofs including that of Christ Church (17271744) in Philadelphia. Flat-seamed copper was used on many domes and cupolas. The copper sheets were imported from England until the end of the 18th century when facilities for rolling sheet metal were developed in America.

Sheet iron was first known to have been manufactured here by the Revolutionary War financier, Robert Morris, who had a rolling mill near Trenton, New Jersey. At his mill Morris produced the roof of his own Philadelphia mansion, which he started in 1794. The architect Benjamin H. Latrobe used sheet iron to replace the roof on Princeton’s “Nassau Hall,” which had been gutted by fire in 1802.

The method for corrugating iron was originally patented in England in 1829. Corrugating stiffened the sheets, and allowed greater span over a lighter framework, as well as reduced installation time and labor. In 1834 the American architect William Strickland proposed corrugated iron to cover his design for the market place in Philadelphia.

Galvanizing with zinc to protect the base metal from rust was developed in France in 1837. By the 1850s the material was used on post offices and customhouses, as well as on train sheds and factories. In 1857 one of the first metal roofs in the South was installed on the U.S. Mint in New Orleans. The Mint was thereby ” fireproofed” with a 20gauge galvanized, corrugated iron roof on iron trusses.

Tinplate iron, commonly called “tin roofing,” was used extensively in Canada in the 18th century, but it was not as common in the United States until later. Thomas Jefferson was an early advocate of tin roofing, and he installed a standingseam tin roof on “Monticello” (ca. 17701802). The Arch Street Meetinghouse (1804) in Philadelphia had tin shingles laid in a herringbone pattern on a “piazza” roof.

However, once rolling mills were established in this country, the low cost, light weight, and low maintenance of tin plate made it the most common roofing material. Embossed tin shingles, whose surfaces created interesting patterns, were popular throughout the country in the late 19th century. Tin roofs were kept wellpainted, usually red; or, as the architect A. J. Davis suggested, in a color to imitate the green patina of copper.

Terne plate differed from tin plate in that the iron was dipped in an alloy of lead and tin, giving it a duller finish. Historic, as well as modern, documentation often confuses the two, so much that it is difficult to determine how often actual “terne” was used.

Zinc came into use in the 1820s, at the same time tin plate was becoming popular. Although a less expensive substitute for lead, its advantages were controversial, and it was never widely used in this country.

METAL ROOFING – Chimney Flashing

Metal Roofing Screws - 9 X 1 Hex Cupped Washer Head

Metal Roofing Screws – 9 X 1 Hex Cupped Washer Head


#9 x 1″ Hex cupped washer head metal roofing screws with 1/4″ head. 250/bag….

Metal Roofing Screws 9 X 2 1/2 HCWH

Metal Roofing Screws 9 X 2 1/2 HCWH


Metal Roofing Screws #9 X 2.5″ Hex cupped washer head – 1/4″ head. Bag of 250….

Bag of 250 1 Painted Regal White Screw 1/4 Hex Head with Rubber Seal & Metal Washer Metal Roofing Steel Siding to Wood Fastener

Bag of 250 1 Painted Regal White Screw 1/4 Hex Head with Rubber Seal & Metal Washer Metal Roofing Steel Siding to Wood Fastener


Bag of 250 1″ long painted Regal White Screw with 1/4″ Hex Head with Rubber Seal & Metal Washer. For use in many applications. Specifically designed for attaching Metal Roofing Steel Siding to wood perlins or plywood. These have many other uses also….

Metal Roofing: Book 1 (Metal roofing instruction manuals) (Volume 1)

Metal Roofing: Book 1 (Metal roofing instruction manuals) (Volume 1)


This manual is a basic how to for metal roofing. It is a guide for the average homeowner to become familiar with the ins and outs of metal roofing….

Home Owners guide to Metal Roofing: Metal roofing install guide (Volume 1)

Home Owners guide to Metal Roofing: Metal roofing install guide (Volume 1)


A home owners friend when it comes to metal roofing. This book will answer alot of questions….


05 2012

Galvanized Metal Roofing

galvanized metal roofing
Does anyone know the specific heat of …?

I need the specific heat of a red concrete tile, glass asphalt shingles, and a 5v crimp galvanized metal roofing panel? please let me know:) thank you

Steel = 0.12 BTU / lb ° F asphalt = 0.22 BTU / lb ° F concrete = 0.156 Btu / lb ° F

Spray Painting Metal Roof

AMERIMAX HOME PRODUCTS 70800 5x7 Galvanized Flashing, 100-Pack

AMERIMAX HOME PRODUCTS 70800 5×7 Galvanized Flashing, 100-Pack


AMERIMAX HOME PRODUCTS 70800 100 Pack 5×7 Galvanized Flashing. 100 Pack, 5″ x 7″, Mill Finish Galvanized Flashing Shingle….

QuikDrive HG112WT10 #10 x 1-1/2 Galvanized Metal Siding/Roofing Screws (500)

QuikDrive HG112WT10 #10 x 1-1/2 Galvanized Metal Siding/Roofing Screws (500)


QuikDrive HG112WT10 #10 x 1-1/2″ Galvanized Metal Siding/Roofing Screws (500)…

Roofing The Right Way

Roofing The Right Way


If you’re one of the 23 million families in America whose homes are more than 50 years old, this is definitely a must read… gives you a complete rundown of what to look for when inspecting your roof, what materials are available-there are lots of new ones-and how to do the job yourself… There are plenty of good black-and-white photos and diagrams to help you understand the techniques of instal…

Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat

Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat


“Clear, practical book … full-color photos help do-it-yourselfers realize their dreams.” — Log Homes Illustrated The best-selling Cabins is back in print, at the same great value of its original price. This authoritative how-to title gives readers all the information they need to build their own cabin, including: A useful list of essential questions to consider during the planning process Ty…


01 2011

Metal Roof

metal roof

installation of metal roofing has not been common on residential buildings up until recently. It was only past five years, or that new metal roofing has been placed on homes in residential areas, and even then you can not recognize it for what it is. Metal roofing installation has actually been designed to resemble other forms of roofing to fit the home environment, but give all the benefits of metal roofing installation.

Whether you want a slate, shingles or other roof type, it can be done with the help of metal. Sheet is used in the installation of metal roofing for help to give the effect you desire with a metal roof energy efficient and environmentally friendly!

There are several reasons for installing roofing metal increases. installation of metal roofing is known for its durability, longevity, versatility, flexibility and value of security among others. There are many good reasons to consider it over the walls of other types of roofing, including the fact that it is both water and fireproof and will not put excessive strain on the existing structure of your home. You can not ask more than that, but it can cost you to install metal roofing because most roofers are not trained to do so safely and efficiently.

The nature of the facility metal roofing means that very few people are trained to do and therefore do not have insurance in case something goes wrong. Therefore, you have two options. You can do it yourself or pay a professional to install it for you. The difficulty of the task means that very few people would able to install it without problem and, therefore, people are willing to pay for it!

You can find a roofer trained in the installation Metal Roofing by asking any manufacturer to recommend one in your area or by searching on the Internet. All contractors recommended by the former will be trained but you need to thoroughly research those trained in metal roofing you find it. Before you find a roofer Well, you must decide what kind of effect you want because roofers are often trained to a limited number of types of metal roofing installation.

There are different requirements for each individual and each type of roof to roof, so that your contractor must be familiar with the jobs that are on the same type of scale with similar requirements. This will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also ensure that you get the best value and job possible for your money. Contractors in your area will also be familiar with local building codes and can not So adjust your roof to them. An area contractor might not be.

There are various other factors that you should take into account target = "_new" rel = "nofollow" href = ""> installing metal roofing, but it is the key. As you have a contractor you trust, you will not go far wrong. You'll trust the person doing the work and resulting in less concern for you!


Metal Roof Install Guide

Metal Roof Install Guide


Metal roofing install guide for the homeowner. This guide will help in the decision to install a metal roof on your home and also inform the homeowner of the process….

Of Metal and Wishes

Of Metal and Wishes


This love story for the ages, set in a reimagined industrial Asia, is a little dark, a bit breathless, and completely compelling.Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after…

Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan Novel)

Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan Novel)


A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don’t have.    The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one with a terrifying new twist. The internationa…

Heng's 90114-1 14 Universal Metal Roof Vent Cover

Heng’s 90114-1 14 Universal Metal Roof Vent Cover


Heng’s Universal 14″ Lid Metal. Fits Elixir Universal Ventline Vents….

Heng'S 69632 Vent, 14 X 14 Metal, White

Heng’S 69632 Vent, 14 X 14 Metal, White


Heng’s Industries Standard Mount Universal Vent. Features: Self centering metal base w/radius corners. Interior garnish with wider 1-1/4 Inch flange and radius corner. Designed to withstand excessive wind and weather. Hinge: crimp sheet metal. Advantages: Universal, fits all rough openings. Flange covers all screws holes. One piece metal frame, deep drawn metal base. Covers all interior stains lef…


01 2011