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The new owners fell in love with this artistic residence--AFTER they walked into the house. The outside red roof almost prevented their discovery of their new home. After they moved in, neighbors told them their red roof was the gaudy beacon for driving directions around the area.
Their large yard boasted trees, flowers, swimming pool, guest house, etc., capped with a red roof color that bothered both owners. For them, a green tint appeared like a logical alternative metal roof color.
The standing seam panels were smooth and in good shape. Usually the green tint that most old house owners prefer has a matted look. This property could go with a shiny look, but all of us wondered if the sheen would be too much.
We pressure washed the roof to remove loose debris and create a clean surface. Over the entire work area, the crew applied primer which is illustrated in the photos below with grey standing seam panels.
The crew focused on the crimped seams then coated the standing seam roof with the first coating of base green. Already the residence seem "to sit better" on the grounds. The phrase "house sits better" was coined by the owners--an excellent phrase that has become part of this contractor's vocabulary. Up to then, the owners were pleased at the direction the work was going.
Then we hit a change of plans. The darker green tinted acrylic selected for the top coat just lacked something. The landscaping, yard size, pool, cedar shake roofing over the garage, multiple roofing levels and angles seem to overwhelm this version of green. A test patch of a combination product from Andek Corporation in a custom-made dark version, (almost Hunter Green) emerged as the tin roofing color of choice. The sheen of this green color added to the overall appearance.
This couple demonstrated the imagination needed to transform the outside of their home. Instead of a gaudy beacon for lost drivers, the residence is now the jewel of the neighborhood
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. This map illustrates our work area.
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