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Homeowner makes metal roof the architectural focus of the house

The design for the expansive new residence in northern Mississippi was heavily influenced by the desire to feature the metal roof as a prominent architectural element. Homeowner Andy Tennison was very involved in the design process, and worked closely with both the architect, Mike Trexler of Trexler Group in Memphis, and roofing contractor Gary Killgore of Delta Roofing & Sheet Metal in West Memphis, Ark., in all stages of the process. The team sought to create a look for the roof that delivered aesthetics as well as durability.

“We designed the house to showcase the roof from all four sides,” Tennison said. The roof utilized 9,000 sq. ft. of 16-in. standing seam metal panels fabricated from 24 gauge PAC-CLAD coil supplied by Petersen. The material was finished in Burnished Slate color.

“Burnished Slate is a relatively new color for us and has been really well received by designers and contractors alike,” said Clay Snyder, sales and technical representative in Petersen’s Tyler, Texas plant.

The metal roof is highlighted with a myriad of interlocking valleys, and includes a full ventilated ridge on the entire house with a crawl space above the vaulted ceilings. “We absolutely love it,” Tennison said. “In fact, a friend of ours is putting the exact same standing seam panels and color on his new home.”

The general contractor on the project was Harrell Home Builders in Corinth, Miss.