Why Architects Are Touting Metal Roofs For Urban Dwellers

By Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
October 16, 2013

Metal roofs have long been seen on rural buildings thanks to their practical advantages for country living. They’re long-lasting and much easier to use than shingles when covering large surfaces, like the top of an equipment shed. But they are now also fashionable among architects and builders who are drawn to them for their environmental benefits and ability to complement the modernist sensibility of their creations. Metal roofs were a prominent part of the Toronto Fall Home Show earlier this month, a clear sign of the material’s migration from rural to urban. Their popularity has been growing for several years for architects, who say metal is an ideal way to showcase a part of a dwelling that is often treated as a design afterthought. More …

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