Dated back before Christ,
Jerusalem roofed their temple with a copper
roof. Later, you would see the metal roofs
being used for stylish purposes on homes in the
Virgin Islands where metal roofing systems are
valued because of being able to withstand
hurricanes and high winds and even earthquakes.
With Dutch style peaked roofs the metal purified
water for household use if coupled with a good
drainage system and storage containers.
Metal Roofs are
fire-resistant, as well.
Along came the importing
of corrugated metal in the 1800's, which became
less expensive and available just about
anywhere. As its useage increased, so did
its use in a roofing material because it was
more practical and with a versatility more
sought after than tiles made of clay.
The twentieth century came and there were
many manufacturing advances in the production of
metal for the construction industry. With
these early techniques, production continued to
grow in the automation of roll-forming,
coatings, sealants and fastening systems while
lower the cost of steel roofing.
Popularity for metal as a roofing material has
continued to rise rapidly due to the costs,
versatility and variety of colors, styles and
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