A Solid Argument For A Metal Roof
The sleek, refined lines of a metal roof are only surpassed by its durability. But only when installed correctly. Sammler Roofing is a metal roofing specialist. We’ve spent thousands of hours installing some of the most intricate - and beautiful - metal roofs in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Recently, we completed a project in the old southwest region of Reno and I’m quite proud of the results.
Below are several highlights:
The owners wanted a more architecturally pleasing silhouette than the original composite shingle style. They elected to go with a 24-gauge, standing seam panel system from Metal Sales.
Unlike many residential rooflines, this was a hip roof, meaning it’s not a traditional gable geometry. Each panel of the roof is shaped with triangles and parallelograms (you can see where my love of math comes into play here).
Precision is critical. Every sheet of metal required two cuts that must be exact.
Although not common in Reno and Sparks due to the lower elevation (it’s a different story at Lake Tahoe), we installed a “cricket” on this roof to guard against leaks on the oversized chimney. Crickets are half-pyramid structures that deflect precipitation and snow from the fireplace and protect the house from sneaky moisture leakage.
The roof is remarkable looking. And when it rains, the sound is soothing as it splashes down on the metal.