Embossed tin shingles, or stamped metal shingles as this style of roofing is sometimes called, differ in the various states. But there is one common theme often voiced by their owners: “How can I keep them?”
The basic care is quite similar–cleaning, repair, prime and coat–yet projects seem to differ from one to another.
In the Carolinas the embossed tin shingle roofs include some of the oldest shingles surfaces that I have seen. One of the owners told me the Civil War destroyed all the records of her homestead, but the roof was still doing its job.
In one location, an early version of these tin shingles is located just across the street from an equally impressive home with the characteristics of a structure around 1900s.
In New Jersey, the use of tin shingles parallels the period when cedar shake roofs changed to metal in the late 1800s. More than one homeowner discovered cedar shingles under the embossed tin shingles presently protecting the house.
In southern Virginia and western North Carolina, a distinctive design from Cortright appears this region.
In Maryland, a church blended the old and new tin shingles of the same design.
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