October 10, 2009

The Metal Roof is On and It's a Beauty

They say that true beauty runs more than skin-deep. That certainly can be said of the beautiful new roof on THE CONCORD GREEN HOME.

I love a standing seam metal roof. Let me count the ways:
  1. Made from recycled materials and is 100% recycleable
  2. Significantly more durable, and 2/3rds lighter than asphalt shingles
  3. Will never end up in a landfill, and will likely outlast us all
  4. Sheds snow, which prevents moisture damage from ice dams
  5. Deflects hot summer sun, which reduces cooling loads
  6. Will not burn or support combustion
  7. Won't dry out, split, curl or peel, and cannot be penetrated by hail
  8. Supports rainwater harvesting
  9. Low-to-no maintenance
  10. And yes, it is good-looking - a classic farmhouse style that I hope will become more common in the area, for all of the reasons above
A view of the right elevation

A huge thank you to the professionals at Iron Horse Roofing, for their quality product and installation.

The kitchen wing -
those skylights will save energy by daylighting the most used space in the house

The colder northeast kitchen wall's minimal windows helps preserve heat. Nice "bucket hat" on the range hood vent.

Snow guards, a.k.a. snow angels, are strategically placed on certain parts of the roof, to break up large sheets of shedding snow, so people and objects below stay safe.

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