Gallery of Stone Coated Metal Roofing Systems

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2016 Gallery

Modern Farm House with Stone Coated Metal Shakes

Christine and Clay's modern day farmhouse had a new roof when they decided to switch to metal shingles. The problem was the wind would cut through their farm lands and Clay was spending more and more time replacing shingles and less time farming. It was becoming a huge problem and they needed a solution. Since metal shingles can withstand wind up to 120 mph and absorb the suns rays that would otherwise transfer to the attic. They picked a traditional shaker shingle to add the a timeless feel to the exterior of their majestic home. The result is breathtaking.

Rob and Jean's Stone Coated Metal Shingles

Brutus, MI

Rob and Jean built their home to last through out their retirement and to pass on to their children. For this reason plus the tough northern Michigan winters, choosing stone coated metal roofing was easy. The initial investment would easily pay off throughout the lifetime of the home, considering they or their children would never need to replace the roof again. First we installed the roofing system on their home and garage.

The first winter after the installation, Rob and Jean were completely won over by the metal shingles. Unlike standing seam or pole barn metal, stone coated metal roofing does not allow the melting snow to rush off the roof all at once.

Instead it gradually heats up and the snow falls off more slowly. This was a huge relief because Rob and Jean have many grandchild and now they didn't need to worry about the kids being buried by melting snow.

In the spring, Rob decided he wanted the stone coated metal on his boathouse to match the house and garage. And then, he even wanted it on his deer shed!

The first winter after the installation, Rob and Jean were completely won over by the metal shingles. Unlike standing seam or pole barn metal, stone coated metal roofing does not allow the melting snow to rush off the roof all at once. Instead it gradually heats up and the snow falls off more slowly. This was a huge relief because Rob and Jean have many grandchild and now they didn’t need to worry about the kids being buried by melting snow.

In the spring, Rob decided he wanted the stone coated metal on his boathouse to match the house and garage. And then, he even wanted it on his deer shed!

Terry and Diane’s Stone Coated Metal ShinglesI

Cadillac, M

Terry and Diane love their new stone coated metal roof and are a great reference for Green Horizons. They enjoy telling our potential customers why they chose stone coated metal and even invite them over to see the roof in person. They explain that in the next ten years they plan to retire and do not want to worry about replacing or maintaining their home when their income becomes fixed. For this reason, they wanted to choose a roof that will out live them. Plus they wanted to replace the roof when they had enough income coming in that the initial investment wouldn’t be a burden. And so they chose stone coated metal that is warrantied for 50 years, will hold up in high winds, hail, ice, and of course the harsh northern Michigan winter.

 

The Skylights were replaced and the garage was also included.

We built a saddle to go over where the two roofs connect to keep the snow and ice from building up and causing a possible leak.

As a final touch, Scott re-roofed Diane’s wishing well.

Scott likes to leave a lasting impression. Sometimes its a bird house or a dog house and in Diane’s case, it was the wishing well her father built. The hanging basket Jen bought Terry and Diane hangs in the background.

Harold and Kelly’s Stone Coated Metal Shingles

Traverse City, MI

Before:

Harold and Kelly had an old roof ready to be replaced. The 30 year shingles lasted 15 and were now crackled, curling and growing algae. There are no trees covering their home so the shingles were baking in the sun. Harold and Kelly were  tired of worrying about the roof and wanted a fix to last forever. Kelly said it was a difficult decision but when she started thinking about replacing her roof again in 15 years when she would be on the verge of retirement, her mind was made. She chose stone coated metal because the initial price would be paid off in 15 years when she didn’t need to replace the roof again.

Notice the faded sun-baked shingles in the front and the cracked and curling in the back. This roof was on the verge of a leak. One more winter would have been the breaking point.

 

After:

Harold and Kelly will never again look up at a faded baking roof. Stone coated metal shingles never fade and look great forever! They chose woodland green shingles to set off the pretty white siding.

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Dan’s Stone Coated Metal Shingles

Millersburg, MI

Before:

25 years of wear and tear in harsh northern Michigan weather made Dan’s roof in need of replacement. Dan is from downstate and his Millersburg home is used for relaxation and vacation. He couldn’t be upnorth for the roofing project so we sent updated pictures and emails everyday to keep Dan in the loop. He greatly appreciated this considering his past history with local contractors taking advantage of him not being present at the job site

We tear off every roof, every time. This is so we can make sure there are no underlying problems with the roof like wood rot, mold or mildew. Its a preventative practice we use on every job site to ensure our clients home stays in good condition. Rex roofing underlayment is used on every roofing project. Its 10 times lighter per square and 20 times stronger than 30# felt.

After:

Dan chose midnight black to complement his light blue siding and create a fresh and clean look. Dan is glad he will never need to hire a contractor to replace his roof again! Dan also wrote a lovely testimonial for us on how much he appreciated our communication and workmanship and clean up process. It can be found on the testimonial page.

Thank you Dan!!

Gary’s Stone Coated Metal Roof

Boyne City, MI

Gary lives in a high wind area overlooking lake Charlevoix. The view from his back porch is breathtaking but the high wind rips his asphalt shingles off on a regular basis. Besides the high wind, the long severe winters are cracking and curling his shingles well before they were meant to be replaced. After the forth time Gary climbed to the top of his roof to replace shingles, he decided to start shopping for roofing options. We were working on a restoration project in Boyne City when Gary saw our yard sign and gave us a call about stone coated metal. It was just what he was looking for, a roofing system that would withstand high wind and harsh weather!  Gary picked woodland green to complement his beautiful log cabin in the woods. Gary was so happy with our workmanship he wrote a testimonial that can be found on the testimonial page of this website. Thanks Gary!!!