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"Where can I buy antique tin roofing shingles?" This page is devoted to those individuals searching for this obscure information. See the two companies below:
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W.F. Norman Company
From all that I have heard, W.F. Norman Company, an 1898-founded company, is the only US location that still makes the embossed tin shingles with the original equipment. Apparently at one time, they manufactured nine different designs. Today, only these two styles are available. In the 1970s, the original family sold the company to its present owners, a family who originally bought the business to make old-style stoves. The owner and his family are keeping some of the old presses working.
Keep in mind that the traditional shingles were available in various sizes, usually to enhance the balance the shingle with the roof size. Larger expanses of roofing have larger size shingles, porch and overhangs have smaller sizes. The available sizes today may not be the same dimension.
Mike can make your special designed shingle
For those focused individuals that are seeking a special order of shingles, Mike Roeder, an imaginative sheet metal owner, can duplicate these roofing pieces. Mike would like a sample of exactly what you are seeking so that he can make the new press properly. His pricing depends on quantity. On one of my visits, he talked of his father jumping up and down on a press in order to make the old shingles. In his younger days, Mike discarded these old presses his father used--an action he now regrets.
For sale vintage shingles
From time to time, a phone caller has some existing shingles to sale. Almost without exception the shingles can not be used for a roofing project. Perhaps a tin ceiling, or accent on a home exterior, or a kitchen counter backdrop, etc., might be a suggested use. Coated with a tinted acrylic, or copper liquid, the shingles can become a special gift for a family member.
The vintage shingles generally have little value off the roof. BUT if you are looking for a possible buyer, check with Penn Metal--the contact info is noted just above.
Are you looking for a tin roof contractor?
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. Click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in tin roofs--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these tin roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.