Historic Home Gets a Refresh with a Striking New Copper Roof

“A 5/8-inch plywood was installed, and high-temp underlayment was used for the first 6 feet with the remainder using a synthetic underlayment,” explains Mario Lallier, owner of Winsted, Conn.-based Mario Lallier LLC, the installer of the copper roof on the project. “For the standing-seam roof, we used Ultra Pan with a 1-inch double-lock mechanical seam. To move comfortably on the roof, Ultimate Brackets were utilized.”

Ultimate Brackets improved the safety and efficiency of metal roof installation for contractors. PHOTO: MetalPlus LLC

Ultimate Brackets improved the safety and efficiency of metal roof installation for contractors. PHOTO: MetalPlus LLC

Ultimate Brackets are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of metal roof installation for contractors. In this case, the roofers, carpenters and painters on the project used the solution during their course of work on the home.

“On the ridge vent, the roofers used SC110 venting material,” Lallier says. “On the soffit, the carpenter installed aluminum venting strips. All the clap- boards and vertical boards were in- stalled on the cupolas and dormers.”

In addition, as part of this project, the entire home had a brass snow-retention system installed. “The Brass Sno Fence, which is a two-rod system, was installed on the lower section of the roof; midway up the roof, brass snow rails–a one-rod system–were installed,” Lallier says.

In some places, like in front of the dormers in the front of the house, the rods were not needed. However, the homeowners wanted a seamless aesthetic so the rods were run in a continuous fashion in the front of the house. This preserved the desired look while adding the advantages of a snow-retention system.

The end result is a beautiful home with a look that vibrantly connects past and present. The improvements made to the ventilation and other interior touches bring 21st century living to the occupants of the house.

The homeowners wanted a seamless aesthetic so the snow-retention rods were run in a continuous fashion in front of dormers.

The homeowners wanted a seamless aesthetic so the snow-retention rods were run in a continuous fashion in front of dormers.

To bring all these things together, the project team had to work closely and smoothly together. Anderson Enterprises and Mario Lallier LLC’s teams had a great relationship on the job. “As roofers, Mario and his workers were very professional,” Burcroff says. “They were also tidy, which was very important to us, as well as to our customers.”

As one might expect, the homeowners were very engaged in the project and were pleased with the end result. “The owners were very involved and interested in the work we were doing,” Burcroff says. “They were pleasant to work with throughout the process. When we were finished, they were happy with our work and really like the patina of the copper roof.”

Newly outfitted with a highly efficient and durable copper roof, the historic home is ready to stand proud for several more generations of Connecticut residents and visitors to admire.

PHOTOS: VLC IMAGES MOBILE STUDIO, COURTESY MARIO LALLIER, unless otherwise noted

TEAM

Roofing Contractor: Mario Lallier LLC, Winsted, Conn.
General Contractor: Anderson Enterprises, Sharon, Conn., (860) 364-5194

ROOF MATERIALS

Copper Roof: Revere Copper Products
Underlayment: Englert Inc.
Ultimate Brackets: MetalPlus LLC
Venting Material: Lakeside Construction Fasteners
Snow-retention Systems: S-5

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Allen Barry writes about architecture and sustainability from Chicago.

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