This month, METALCON International 2010 will be held in Las
Vegas and showcase new developments in the metal industry as it
celebrates its 20th anniversary. But many attendees may be unaware
of the successful and storied history metal has had in the roofing
Zinc also was a popular roof covering, and it began to gain
traction in the early 1800s. An 1818 advertisement for zinc roofs
in a Virginia newspaper stated: "It has been sufficiently
ascertained by experiment, both in this country and Europe, that
this valuable invention has introduced a better covering for houses
than any other materials that have...
Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.