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Farmhouse retrofitted with metal roof

Approximately 4,700 square feet of Woburn, Mass.- based RHEINZINK America Inc.'s PrePATINA graphite grey Double Lock Standing Seam Panels replaced an asphalt roof on a 100-year-old farmhouse located in Maryland.

Approximately 4,700 square feet of Woburn, Mass.- based RHEINZINK America Inc.'s PrePATINA graphite grey Double Lock Standing Seam Panels replaced an asphalt roof on a 100-year-old farmhouse located in Maryland.

Hardin Construction, Union Bridge, Md., fabricated and installed the metal roof panels. Craig Hardin, president of Hardin Construction, says the owner wanted a roof that would last for generations. "We considered various metal material options but quickly settled on RHEINZINK because of its low- to no-maintenance and the color," he says. "The graphite-grey develops a nice patina that complements the house and makes the roof look like it's always been there."

Hardin says another factor that steered them toward RHEINZINK was European detailing techniques. "You don't see any other metal roofs around here that have the kind of detailing and seaming techniques like this one," he says.

Hardin Construction is a small company, Hardin says. He was directly involved with installation. "Unlike larger companies with large crews that have to move fast, we really take the time to pay close attention to the detailing and finish work," he says.

RHEINZINK panels were installed on the front porch, a screened-in back porch and on a small, stone, freestanding outbuilding that once enclosed a cold water spring where dairy farm milk was stored. Sheet Metal Supply, Mundelein, Ill., was the distributor for the project.

RHEINZINK America Inc., www.rheinzink.us