Installing the Metal Roof

Project: Modular Mountain Retreat, Episode 7, Part 2

Ken Clark from Cedar Valley Shingles joins Bob to discuss the sidewall shingles that are being installed. Also on the exterior, a metal roof system from Englert, Inc. is being fabricated and installed.

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
Beautifully sited on wooded acreage with breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful countryside in New England, this Arts and Crafts style bungalow certainly doesn't look factory-built. You'd never know it was a modular home unless Bob took you to the Pennsylvania factory where it was built, almost from start to finish.

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.