Finished Metal Roof Pictures (and more metal in my life)

I took a bit longer-than-expected blogging break.  I had intended to post the final pictures of our metal roof sooner but I am actually recovering from a hip replacement.  I'm young-ish, but I have hip dysplasia, and it took a big toll on one of my hips.  In the past year, my ability to function was so severely impaired, and a hip replacement was the only option.  I thought about starting a blog for my hip replacement because I have lots to say on that subject, but I decided not to.  I will just say that I'm glad to be in recovery mode now but I still have a long way to go before I am "recovered"and I can get back to work on DIY projects.  Hopefully my recovery will be significantly improved by the spring.

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.)


BEFORE PICTURE:  Can you believe this? This is the original flashing around our chimney.  Completely corroded.  I find it really hard to believe that the roofers didn't think to replace this when our roof was done 8 years ago!  To quote 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.)





 Here is a picture of part of the front of our house.  That piece of metal hanging out of the gutter is an old leaf guard.

 My husband got up on the roof to show me what was going on up there.  Note the new flashing around the chimney.  The roofing guys took a masonry saw and adhered the flashing into the stone. 



 Here's another view of the metal work.  This is a ridge vent.



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.)


 This little window is in the upper corner of our great room.



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.


Comments

  1. Looks great! New roof and hip, nice Xmas presents. Glad they cut a reglet into the chimney for the flashing, this will last longer than just caulking the top of the flashing. Low slope will cut down the glare from the roof. Have your husband check the mortar around the chimney for a cracks that might need caulking.

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    1. Thanks John! I'll ask my husband to get up there--after the foot of snow we have on the roof melts!

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  2. Great job by the roofers! It matches your very nice house. Seeing the previous state of your chimney, I'm glad to hear that you had your roof fixed, since roof leaks can really be problematic especially this winter season. We also had a new roof reinstalled recently because every time it rains, we would get leaks. Anyway, how's the hip?

    Vernia Kale @ MuthRoofing.com

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  3. Looks great! Just for reference, that built up area behind your chimney designed to prevent water and debris from building up? It's called a "cricket." :)

    Have you noticed it to be any noisier when it rains than before?

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    1. Thanks Doug--I couldn't remember what that was called!

      I wouldn't say it's "noisier" at all--but it does sound different. We can't hear it at all in the better insulated parts of the house. Our foyer has a cathedral ceiling with not much insulation, I'm guessing. It's louder there than anywhere else in the house.

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  4. Nice-looking roof you got there! Personally I prefer tile roofs, as they just look more pleasing to me in general but that's just me. I think your metal roof suits your house fine. Plus, they're so durable and require very little maintenance, not to mention cheaper than other roof types.

    Nelson Mcglaughlin @ RoyalRoofingAndSiding.net

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  5. Wondrous. A really imposing rooftop you've got there. That should hold up throughout months. If it doesn't, then you can always break out more striking roofing ideas.

    Kate @ Aqua Duct Roofing

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  6. It was nice finding your blog today! We also have a mid century modern home with a low pitch roof. Metal is the most expensive but dang it looks nice. Love the job they did on yours! I think that's what we need to save our pennies for.

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  8. hi mod! loved discovering & reading your blog over the holidays. fabulous job on your home. i'm just down the street in brighton. i'm planning on re-roofing this year. metal has been high on my list. i'd love to find out who was the roofer.

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    1. Hi madgirl! Thanks for finding my blog--it's always nice to meet other MCM owners in the Rochester area. We used Reliance Contracting. I think the ownership changed and I don't know if that is good or bad. It took them a very long time to put on our roof because they were overextended with putting on the roof at Harley but it looks good and hasn't leaked. I didn't care for the Metal Roof Company and a lot of commercial roofers that do metal wouldn't do residential. It may be a little more common now than even 2 years ago.

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  9. That looks like you have all the work cut out for you, my husband and I are also moving into a place of our own now and we have a lot of work to do before it is the house of our dreams. Lots of minor touching up to do but also some larger projects like roofing and painting. Thanks.

    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roof

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