BEFORE: A view of the garage at the Sivert residence.
AFTER: A view of the garage at the Sivert residence.
BEFORE: A view of the garage and house at the Sivert residence.
AFTER: A view of the garage and house at the Sivert residence.
AFTER: A view of the front of the house at the Sivert residence.
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Products installed: Firestone Unaclad 24 gauge galvaume Standing Seam metal roofing in dark bronze, Cobra Fascia Flow, 4” polyisocyanurate insulation, Alpine Snow Max snow guards.
The Sivert family found Solid State in a search for metal roofers online. After the record breaking snowfall and ice dams of 2015, the Sivert’s had decided to put an end to roof shovelling with a standing seam metal roof. This was simple enough, however they had an additional problem at their Lancaster, MA lake home. When the home was built, it incorporated beautiful open rafter cathedral ceiling with a tongue and groove pine ceiling. The original roof was installed over the tongue and groove pine with only 1” of insulation. Estimated R value of the ceiling was just R-5. Needless to say the Siverts were losing heat out of their roof. They wanted to make the home more energy efficient and install a cold roof to prevent ice formation on the eaves.
We installed 4” of polyisocyanurate insulation to the entire house roof, adding R-25 to the system and completely changing the energy profile of their Lancaster home. We then strapped the entire roof to allow airflow between the insulation and roof. We installed Cobra Fascia Flow vented cellular PVC fascia to the eave and Certainteed cellular PVC trim to the rakes. Once this was in place we installed the Firestone Unaclad 24 gauge galvaume Standing seam metal roof. The color is dark bronze.
Lastly, the Siverts were concerned that snow sliding off the garage roof could damage the cars, so we installed Alpine Snow Max snow guards to the garage roof. This project was an overall roofing and energy efficiency overhaul to this beautiful home on Spot Pond in Lancaster, MA.
I asked for proposals from 10 contractors. Three ignored the request. Four chose not to submit a proposal after our discussions (not comfortable with my requirement for exterior insulation or a “cold roof”). Three contractors submitted satisfactory proposals. I was initially impressed by Solid State Construction’s friendly professionalism, their acceptance of my “Metal Roof Requirements for estimators” (which I would highly recommend for contracting) and, of course, their reasonable pricing.
The contract was signed in June 2015 and construction started in November (delayed at my request and then by the material suppliers). Material problems continued with late, short and incorrect shipments which Jeff Brooks and his Solid State Construction handled with efficiency and effectiveness. I had a change order after construction had started which they, again, handled with minimum disruption.
The Company management and their employees are professionals who took pride in accomplishing this complex project and in the beautiful end product. They conducted themselves with courtesy and consideration, which we most appreciated as we were dealing with an illness in our family during construction.
I am very proud of the end product and am enjoying the beauty, security and comfort provided by this roofing project. Ice dams, heat loss and roof repairs are a thing of the past. I would (and have), without reservation, recommend Jeff Brooks and Solid State Construction.