When the Meese family started planning construction of a new 5,000 sq. ft. home in Duluth, Minnesota, they did not have to look long and hard to make a decision about roofing. The Meeses had used Met-Tile tile-facsimile metal roofing for their previous home and were very pleased with the looks and performance of the product. When it came time to sell the home, they also found that the Met-Tile roof added to its curb appeal and value. As a result, they once again selected a Slate Gray Met-Tile roof for their new residence.
Classic Roofing Systems by K.F. Loosen Construction, Cloquet, Minnesota served as roofing installer for the project. The house, garage and connecting breezeway use approximately 8,500 sq. ft. of Met-Tile panels.
Loosen installed the Met-Tile panels over plywood decking and felt underlayment, and also used an ice and water shield over critical areas of the roof. The project required considerable onsite cutting and flashing to install Met-Tile over several curved dormers at the front and back of the house.
Another unusual feature of the roof design is a curved entrance canopy over the front door, where panels were “wrapped” around a barrel-shaped wood canopy structure. The curved orientation creates an interesting visual contrast to the vertical panels on the sloped roof.
The project architect was Helstrom Architects, Inc. (Jon Helstom, AIA), Duluth, Minnesota. Bruce Von Riedel of Crosswood Inc., Knife River, Minnesota, was the general contractor.
Met-Tile roofing is a product of McElroy metal.