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Installing the Metal Roof
Project: Modular Mountain Retreat, Episode 7, Part 2
Kevin Corcoran from Eglert gives Bob the rundown on the benefits of this environmentally friendly, maintenance-free product. Local roofing contractor Al Smith details the installation process. And finally, Bob visits The Mount in Lenox, MA, the one-time home of author Edith Wharton.
- Part 1: Cedar Shake Shingles and Clapboard Siding
- Part 2: Installing the Metal Roof
- Kevin Corcoran from Englert Roofing Systems explains to Bob the benefits of the company's environmentally-friendly maintenance-free metal roofing product. The product applied to the project house is made of carbonized steel and carries a 50-year warranty. The exterior is bonded with aluminum and zinc then coated with a layer of acrylic. The cost is generally less than stone or tile roofs, but higher than standard shingles.
Mike Worsky and Jeff Smith from Al Smith Gutters demonstrate the metal cutting and crimping machinery brought to the job site.
Metal roofing is now being widely distributed across the US, especially in areas where wildfires are an issue as metal roofs are much harder to light and may protect your home.
- Part 3: Tour of Edith Wharton's Mansion Retreat, The Mount
- Part 4: Metal Roof Installation Using Crimping
The house goes down the assembly line from framing, through wiring and plumbing, all the way to the installation of flooring and priming for paint.
The house is trucked to its pre-fabricated foundations on the lot, and start all the finishing touches that will prove that a modular house doesn't have to be a cookie-cutter affair.
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