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Color-changing panels clad house

Photo: Jordan Lebovich of JBL Photography

Photo: Jordan Lebovich of JBL Photography

Ilhan Eser, CEO at Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, and his wife, Kamer Tezcan, selected Morin insulated metal panels (IMPs) with Valspar Corp.'s Kameleon Colors coil and extrusion coating system for the roof and walls of their private residence in Woodland, Calif. The metal wall panels were coated in Dusty Rose and the metal roof panels were coated in Surrey Beige, a solar reflective coating.

The pearlescent paints appear to shift colors based on lighting and viewing angle. Eser says Dusty Rose was chosen to complement the countryside setting. "It fits with nature," he says. "It is a color, or more precisely, a multicolor paint, where in the morning or during the daytime it is more green and yellow, and in the evening it turns from silver to almost a bronze, brick color or dark brown." The IMPs created a modern design with an R-value of 42. The net zero house features solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling. The 3,400-square-foot project was completed in December 2014.

Owners: Ilhan Eser and Kamer Tezcan, Woodland, Calif.
Design-builder: Ilhan Eser, Woodland
Installer: Rua and Sons Mechanics Inc., Lincoln, Calif.
Coatings: Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, www.valsparinspireme.com
Metal wall/roof panels: Morin Corp., a Kingspan Group company, Bristol, Conn., www.morincorp.com