Drive down the highway; almost every mansard has a colorful
metal roof, and many large chain stores use some sort of metal
roofing in their designs. Did you know that according to market
research done by FMI, Raleigh, N.C., metal roofing is 22 percent of
the commercial roofing market? Not only is installing metal roof
systems a great opportunity for contractors, but there also is a
great story to be told.
When most people think of metal roofing, they don't immediately
think of energy savings. However, times have changed in the roofing
industry. With the advent of attractive modern coatings that can
effectively protect a roof for many decades and provide remarkable
energy-saving properties, metal roofs are becoming quite
The origins of metal roofing in the U.S. can be traced to
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