Even with all of the benefits a metal roof provides, including durability, longevity, recyclability, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, sometimes, it’s still all about the look, and that was important to its specification as part of the renovation of a Texas Lakehouse. The roof was formed from coil provided by McElroy Metal.
When Chadd Hessing purchased the home on Cedar Creek Lake, located about 90 miles east of Dallas, it had been abandoned for more than seven years. Needless to say, it needed a lot of work, inside and out, including a new roof.
“It’s a lake home, so we wanted a clean, crisp look,” says Hessing. “It’s an all-black home: black walls, black windows and black roof with Cyprus soffits. We considered some other roofing products, but incrementally, it wasn’t that much more to go with this roofing system.”
For GreenLeaf Roofing of Plano, TX, it was a relatively straight-forward job. GreenLeaf owns a New Tech Machinery roof panel roll former and produced the panels from coil from McElroy Metal. The 1-3/4-inch standing seam roofing panel picked for the job is similar to McElroy's Medallion-Lok profile. The panels were formed from a 24-gauge, 21"-wide coil, coated in Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF Black Matte. The longest panel was 23 feet.
The homeowners wanted a flat pan, with no ribs or striations, so Andrew Ziegenfelder, senior project coordinator for GreenLeaf, convinced them that a narrower pan would decrease the chance of any visible oil canning. That’s why he used 21-inch coil, leaving a 15-inch pan.
Ziegenfelder says the GreenLeaf crew set up the roll former in the adjacent vacant lot, ran the panels, bundled them up and stacked them near the house. The roof, approximately 2,300 square feet with the house and garage, was installed in two days.
“The only unique request on this roof was to install the first panel along the second story wall so the siding could be installed over our sidewall flashing detail,” Ziegenfelder says. “When the siding was completed, we came back to finish the roofing.”
Charlie Teague, the general contractor and co-owner of RC Pride Restoration in Allen, TX, seen metal roofing is becoming a trend on Cedar Creek Lake. “I’d say about 25 percent of the houses on the lake have metal roofing, but most of it is R-panels,” he says. “There are a couple with standing seam, but none of them look as good as ours. The owners wanted a standing seam roof for the aesthetics, more than anything. They wanted a clean look, no shingle lines.
“We pretty much gutted this one right down to the studs,” Teague says. “I think it looks great and the roof is a big part of that.”