If you are a metal roofer anywhere near the mid-atlantic region or even the northeast of the USA, then chances are you have heard of the term “Terne”.  Contractors in this part of the country likely have had to replace or repaint an old terne roof if they get into any restoration work.

The name Follansbee Co. routinely comes up in conversations with older metal roofers in the area. Follansbee pioneered the development of this durable roofing material and patented the processes involved.

What is Terne?

Terne consists of steel sheets coated with a mixture of approx. 1/4 tin and 3/4 lead.  This means that is has the strength of steel combined with the weather resistant properties of the terne mixture.

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