Metal roofing is featured prominently in three new idea homes under construction. One of them served as a showcase for products during the 2002 International Builders' Show.
This 4,200-sq.-ft. home was commissioned by This Old House magazine and designed by Jeremiah Eck Architects of Boston. It features a screened-in porch capped with a gently curving "barrel vault" copper roof. A three-day open house was held there during the show. Other features included copper rain gutters, roof flashing, and custom copper eaves and chimney caps, along with all-copper plumbing to service five full bathrooms complete with whirlpool tubs and multiple-head "power showers."