Our neighbors are re-roofing just their porch and are thinking about using a metal roof because they've always loved the look and their low-maintenance, not to mention the pitter-patter sound of the rain on summer nights. We've always loved the look of standing-seam metal roofs and how they can add a modern but farmhouse style to even a nondescript house. More pictures after the jump.
Finding someone to install a metal roof isn't that hard on the East Coast, and although they can be more expensive than an asphalt roof to put in, many have warranties that last a lifetime. And instead of "just" reshingling, they can make your house look a little more special in the neighborhood.
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