Boulder House

Boulder, Colorado


Material Supplier

Englert Inc.
Perth Amboy, New Jersey

General Contractor

Trimac West LLC
Longmont, Colorado


Steven Dodd Architect Inc.
Boulder, Colorado

When the homeowners of this home and carriage house admired the look of a standing seam metal roof on a neighboring home, he decided to rip off the 8-year-old asphalt shingles on his own 13,000 square-foot roof and replace it with 17,204 pounds of 20-ounce copper. He also requested that the 20-ounce copper half round gutters be installed with brass hidden hangers at every seam. He then finished off the copper theme with solid copper entry doors, copper garage doors, copper fascia, copper electrical box covers, and copper trim around glass block windows. Every window in the house was replaced with Five Point copper clad windows. His only concern in planning the project was the temperature of the copper roof.

Architect Steven Dodd of Boulder, and contractor Harry MacKendrick of Trimac West LLC of Longmont provided information that demonstrated the copper would be cooler than the asphalt shingle roof it replaced.

The roofing and gutter work was done by Front Range Seamless Gutters of Erie, CO. The copper was mechanically seamed onsite in an Englert Series 1300 1 ½ inch profile. The exterior walls of the main structure and carriage house feature native Colorado stacked sandstone and wood with knotty pine soffits and porch ceilings.

Architectural Category: Standing Seam Roofs and Walls