The Evolution of Metal Roofing

The Beginning

Copper RoofingThroughout history, dating as far back as the 3rd Century B.C., you will find that copper was a very popular choice for metal roofing because copper roofs are the longest lasting roofs of all metal roofing. They have lasted hundreds of years and seem to still have hundreds of years left in them. However, a copper roof is not very common to be found because it is very expensive. But, you can have the appearance of a copper roof with steel or aluminum metal coated with a copper penny color.

Copper is not that only metal to withstand the test of time – Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home still has the original metal roofing that was installed more than two centuries ago. The life expectancy of metal roofing all depends on the metal, coating, paint, condition, and maintenance of the metal.

Life Expectancy and Warranties

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Home Metal RoofGenerally speaking, most metal roofing will last decades. During that time, you can rest assured, because most of the metal roofing products that are offered come with a warranty; ranging anywhere from 20 years to a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The warranties come from the manufacturer and do have different terms and conditions. If you are worried about fading or the chalk on the metal, then there are warranties that protect against those factors as well. Warranties spell out the acceptable parameters of fade and or chalking. One of the warranties that is offered is a 50 Year Transferrable Warranty – this warranty is offered with the stone coated metal roofing products, which is one of the more attractive metal roofing options.

Questions and Answers

Metal roofing and siding has definitely come a long way from the 3rd Century B.C. With all of the styles, panels, colors, materials, and warranties, we understand you may have a lot of questions. Understand we are here to help guide you to the best suited metal roof for your next project. We are here to help provide you with answers or guidance that may need along the way.

B&B’s very knowledgeable staff is always ready to help is just a phone call away. We have a wide variety and selection for you to browse and choose from. B&B’s goal is to help provide you with not only a reliable and attractive looking roof, but also provide knowledge along the way. As a result, you can feel confident that you made the most informed and best decision that will last! Call us today – 1(386)325-0242