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21st Century Innovation: The Rise of Metal Roofing

metal-roof-costIn the North America, metal roofs gained popularity in the late 1800s. Partially for economic reasons and partially because of convenience, homeowners and farmers used metal for barns and homes. The low metal roof cost and ready availability during the industrial era, as well as its strength and durability, explains why millions of structures from a century ago still have metal.

Early Days

Unlike today, roofs of the past consisted of materials did not withstand rust and harsh climates well. Before the 1800s use of sheet iron covered surfaces. Galvanizing metal in the 1830s made the metal much stiffer. Metal roof cost for installation lowered considerably with less labor and time. The French first started using zinc to protect the roof from rust.

The 1900s

Builders used stamped sheet roof tiles and large panels for a variety of structures. For example, agricultural and industrial buildings used the very expansive wide panels. Homeowners who wanted the look of Spanish tile often opted for stamped tiles.

Today’s Technology

Metal roofs have advanced considerably in the last fifty years. Today metal roofs have become the first choice for energy efficiency, durability, and sustainability:

  • Withstand high winds and harsh temperatures
  • Fireproof protection
  • Easy to install
  • Additional insulation conserves heat
  • Ideal for food and medical storage
  • Low maintenance
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight for any project
  • Affordable
  • Last for five decades or more
  • Sustainable
  • Compatible with most solar panel systems
  • Available in a limitless number of colors
  • Perfect for agricultural
  • Increase home value
  • Additional tax benefits
  • Lower insurance costs
  • And so much more

As you can see, when you choose metal roofs today, you have a durable material that will protect your family and property for half a century.

Call the Metal Roof Experts

When you need to install a new metal roof, call the roofing experts at London Eco-metal. We pride ourselves on unparalleled customer service and the best manufactured products on the market. We remain industry leaders you can trust. Find out why thousands of customers in Ontario have chosen us again and again.

Schedule your first consultation with us. We promise to provide you with the perfect roofing solution. Large budget or small, London Eco-Metal will be there for you. Contact us today.