A Metal Roof Crowns a Residential New-construction Project

DETAILS, DETAILS

Nowhere was the team effort more obvious than with the many architectural details for the metal roof. The architect, manufacturer and roofing contractor all reviewed the drawings to make sure they were on the same page.

The roof features multiple dormers; the windows supply light to the upstairs bedrooms.

The roof features multiple dormers; the windows supply light to the upstairs bedrooms.

“We’ve worked on those details on many, many projects, and we’ve really refined them,” Jaycox says. “We coordinated with the manufacturer on the size that they wanted, and then we worked with the contractor to ensure he followed the drawings and built it the way we drew it.”

Thorne often provides feedback on details and makes suggestions. “We use the manufacturer’s recommendations and elaborate from there,” he says. “We go above and beyond to ensure the system will perform well. We don’t want to be afraid to answer our phones when it’s raining out.”

The construction phase took just over a year to complete, and Jaycox and Thorne look back on the project with pride. “We do high-end residential for a living; each one of them is different but that one was an interesting little amalgamation of roofs—like a little village— and it turned out great,” Jaycox says. “I was very happy with the result.” “The homeowners were awesome to work with on this project,” Thorne remembers. “They were open to our suggestions and asked for our input. They thanked us and even had a catered meal for everyone on the job site near the end of construction. That doesn’t happen very often.”

The bottom line is a very satisfied customer. “We couldn’t be more pleased,” Callaghan adds. “A metal roof costs more but it lasts longer. It’s also a safer roof in high winds, and hopefully we won’t have a hurricane but you never know, so we felt the roof was a good investment. In fact, we also purchased a summer home in New Hampshire and we’re getting quotes to put a metal roof on it.”

The cupola is one of many detailed touches in the roof.

The cupola is one of many detailed touches in the roof.

PHOTOS: Petersen Aluminum

TEAM

Roofing Contractor: Thorne Metal Systems, Middleburg, Fla., (904) 284-4353
Architect: Jaycox Architects & Associates, Jacksonville, Fla.
General Contractor: C.F. Knight Inc., Jacksonville

ROOF MATERIALS

Aluminum Panels: Snap-Clad from Petersen Aluminum Corp.
Underlayment: Mid-States Asphalt

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About Christopher K. King

Christopher K. King is an editor and writer who has covered the construction industry for more than 15 years.

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