A new house sits within a 200-acre (80-hectare) wooded estate in New Oxford, Pa. Large timber frames are exposed on the inside and outside of the building, giving it an appearance that fits with the surrounding woodland area.
"It's a great-looking home with cathedral ceilings and multiple levels," says Doug Smith, president of NRCA member Donald B. Smith Roofing Inc., Hanover, Pa., the company chosen to install the house's roof system. "A view of the house's great room with 30-foot- (9-m-) high exposed timbers brings to mind a building much like the Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World.®"
The homeowner, Doug Smith's cousin Donald Smith Jr., owns a construction company that works with Donald B. Smith Roofing daily and asked Donald B. Smith Roofing to install a custom-color metal roof system on the home. The project also included waterproofing the below-grade basement walls and installing an EPDM roof system on the house's terrace and deck areas.