The winning project features the installation of a new metal roof on a historic Georgetown, Texas home built in the 1890s that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The MRA said the project is an outstanding example of beautiful metal roofing design and expert installation practices that successfully overcame a multitude of complex and challenging conditions.
Located just outside of Austin, the home’s new metal roof replaced an original section of a soldered, flat panel roof that had been damaged by lightning. With more than 20 roof planes, plenty of intricate details including internal gutter systems, challenging roof penetrations and many low slope transitions, the Texas Traditions crew installed a 2.0 Mechanical Standing Seam roof manufactured by Sheffield Metals, prefinished in a red color and style that perfectly maintained the architectural integrity of the home while helping better protect it. Given the historic status of the home, protection was a key factor.
The team worked for eight months with the historical committee to ensure that the new roof met its strict guidelines for historical accuracy. The original 130-year old roof also suffered leaks and rotted decking, and the new metal roof is designed to help ensure long lasting protection for the home for many more years to come.
“Down here in Texas, metal roofing is a real benefit. Shingles age a lot quicker in this climate,” said Michael Pickel from Texas Traditions, in a Sheffield Metal video highlighting the project. “Metal is more durable to withstand the hail we get here as well.”
With the announcement of Texas Traditions and Sheffield Metals as the first quarter winner of MRA’s competition, the search is on for next quarter’s Best Residential Metal Roofing project. Open to U.S. and Canada contractors, installers and manufacturers, MRA officials will select one outstanding metal roofing project based on project appearance, performance and originality/use of materials.
The winning entries will be highlighted and featured on MRA’s website and across its digital channels, which attract hundreds of thousands of homeowners interested in metal roofing each year. Interested participants may upload their project photo along with a 200-word or fewer description for why their metal roofing project is worthy of top honors online at metalroofing.com. The next quarter’s winner will be announced in June, and only residential metal roofing projects in the U.S. and Canada will be considered.
“MRA stands for quality residential metal roofing that not only maximizes a home’s curb appeal, but it can outperform anything else on the market when it comes to durability, low-maintenance and sustainability,” said Renee Ramey, MRA executive director. “As winners of our first quarterly competition of the year, the Texas Traditions and Sheffield Metal project certainly set the bar high by showcasing the outstanding work being done out there in the industry.”
For more information about how to enter MRA’s “Best Metal Roofing” competition for the trades, visit www.metalroofing.com.