So onto the other metal in my life--the roof. Our roof took a while to finish because the company was working on a local green addition to a school simultaneously, but it's done and it's gorgeous. Here are some pictures from different angles. (And no, I wasn't on the roof! That was hubby's job.)
Holmes on Homes, "Unbelievable!"
A close-up of our non-existing flashing. This was completely redone with the new roof, obviously.
And here is our gorgeous new roof! The color is "Burnished Slate" which coordinates nicely with the stone fireplace, stone planters, stone patio, and stone walkways around our house. This is a view of the side of our house. This is also the view that is most visible from the road.
Here is a little closer view...(hard to take these pics from the ground.)
Below is a picture of the the backside of the chimney. It's built up to divert the rain and snow from hitting the chimney and causing leaks. It was built that way from the beginning. (Of course the old flashing was completely corroded so it didn't help from causing leaks.)
More views of where some of the roof planes meet. Sorry about the glare. It is really hard to get good pictures of a metal roof.
So far, we are really happy we put this roof on. Some people have asked me questions about it so I'll try to put together an FAQ post at some point for folks who are interested in this type of roofing.