Everlasting style for a forever home.
A forever roof for a forever home. For the owners of a lovely 1992 contemporary craftsman located in New Hampshire, that was the key reason for choosing a metal roof for their home. But it wasn’t just the long-lasting durability that made these homeowners select metal for their re-roofing project. Highlighting the home’s stylish architecture with a unique design element also was a driving factor and one that would ultimately prove to have an outstanding impact on the home’s curb appeal as well.
Considering how a new roof can greatly accentuate a home’s architectural style is unfortunately something too often overlooked when it comes to roof replacement. This project proves that with a little planning—and by paying close attention to details and quality finishes—a new metal roof can add major style points to the overall appearance of a home. Working with their installer New England Metal Systems, the homeowners chose a standing seam metal roof in a deep, rich color that emphasizes the unique lines of the home. The round roof areas with the curved fascia and custom pie panels also was an interesting challenge for the crew, whose pride in getting the job done right is evident in the final outcome of the beautiful new roof.
Since the home’s original asphalt roof was in decent shape, the crew determined that the new metal roof could be installed directly over it. That not only saved on tear off costs, it reduced waste and prevented the old roof from having to be dumped into the landfill. In the long run, installing metal over the original roof offers another layer of protection and can help the homeowners save even more energy. That’s important in the cold New England winters, where heavy snow and ice are common. Thanks to quality coatings and paint systems, the new metal roof also will help the home stay cool in the summer, and reduce ongoing maintenance costs while maintaining its sleek, beautiful appearance for many decades to come.
The outstanding combination of achieving long-lasting performance and beautiful style for this home recently earned New England Metal Systems and Drexel Metals top honors in MRA’s 2020 Best Metal Roofing Project quarterly competition.
Spotlight on MRA members Drexel and New England Metal Systems:
The homeowners chose a 24-gage galvalume snap lock standing seam (1-3/4” high 18” wide)metal roof panel system in a charcoal gray color, manufactured by MRA member Drexel Metals. Even with all of the special design touches, it took the crew from New England Metal Systems less than a week to install the new roof. Best of all, by selecting quality materials and an experienced, professional installation crew, the homeowners have great peace of mind knowing this will be the last roof they ever need, for their forever home.
Thoughts from the Experts:
“This is an absolutely stunning example of the excellent work being done out there in the metal roofing industry,” said Renee Ramey, MRA Executive Director. “It exemplifies the many benefits that come from choosing and installing a quality metal roof, from better design options to unbeatable performance and durability.”
For more about MRA members Drexel Metals and New England Metal Systems:
Drexel Metals www.drexmet.com
New England Metal Systems www.nemetalsystems.com
About Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA)
Representing metal roofing manufacturers in the United States and Canada, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) was formed in 1998 to help educate consumers about the many benefits of metal roofs. The main objective of MRA is to increase awareness of the beauty, durability and money-saving advantages of quality metal roofs among homeowners, as well as to provide support for metal roofing businesses and contractors. For more information, visit MRA.