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Details: Roofing transition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 31, 2013 by michaelfgallagher

The Bennett Residence,¬†nearing completion in Breckenridge, Colorado, has a two-pitch roof inspired by Adirondack tradition. The roofing material also changes at this pitch change. The eaves have standing-seam copper roofing to better deal with the icy conditions at this high altitude ¬†(9,820 feet above sea level). The main roof is a slate-like composite material. This type of roofing transition is not uncommon, but the flashing usually comes from under the upper roofing material and then has to slope “up” (relatively) to get over the standing seams. This creates a “hump” that interferes with snow and water shedding. In this case I detailed the roof deck with an offset so that the flashing can lay flat over the standing seams. The effect is a much cleaner look and more effective flashing.

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This large custom vacation home near the Breckenridge Ski Resort required many special details with this level of thoughtfulness. The Rocky Mountains of Colorado present a wonderful playground but also a very demanding climate.

Michael F Gallagher, Architect