(Editor's note:  This post is the first in our new series of project spotlights where in each post we'll share the details of a recent exterior remodeling job.) This home on the bay of White Bear Lake, Minnesota was the perfect candidate for a metal roof.  The homeowner, who is retired, was looking for a durable, maintenance-free roof that would hold up well to the environment and would be a good value.  Metal roofing fit the bill perfectly for this home and homeowner.
  • A great value in the long run - a metal roof will last for decades, unlike an asphalt roof that will need replacement every 15-20 years
  • Wind and weather resistant - strong, wet winds coming off the lake can spell trouble for asphalt roofs but not for metal
  • A maintenance-free roof means the owners can enjoy more free time in their retirement years
  • A truly 'green' roofing product - 100% recyclable and manufactured from a minimum of 25% recycled steel

The home, garage and guest house previously had asphalt roofing.  But the owner had done his homework on long-life roofing and chose to have us install Edco/ArrowLine® Enhanced steel roofing in the Slate design.  The Enhanced roofing products have a longer profile (12"), which looked great with the extended roof line on this home.

This revolutionary metal roofing product is backed by one of the best warranties in the roofing industry.

In addition, it carries a high UL rating both for hail and wind resistance.  This roof is guaranteed to withstand winds up to 160 miles per hour.  By comparison, the winds from Hurricane Sandy that pounded the East Coast a few years ago reached only 90 mph.The White Bear Lake winds should be no match for this roof!

Because of the warranty this roofing comes with, the owners can rest assured that this is the last roof their home will ever need.  It comes with a lifetime limited, non-prorated warranty that includes hail and fading resistance.  The color and finish appearance will endure, no matter what Minnesota weather comes its way. This roof will be as beautiful in 30 years as it is today.  And the warranty is transferable to any future owner, which is a big plus should they ever decide to sell this home.  But it's so attractive now - and in such a coveted location - we can't imagine they ever will!

Quarve Contracting has been protecting homes in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for over three decades with metal roofing, seamless steel siding, and other exterior home improvement products.  We are a licensed Minnesota roofing company.