Keeping warm

Butcher & Baecker Construction installs a cedar shake roof system on a new vacation home


The large, statuesque vacation houses located on a peninsula between the marina of Bay Harbor, Mich., and Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan provide a striking, beautiful view. During the summer, the bay area is a picture of serenity and relaxation—a vacationer's dream.

However, as cold weather approaches, the dark side of Lake Michigan emerges, bringing with it frigid temperatures, high winds and blizzard conditions.

It was during the tumultuous winter season that Butcher & Baecker Construction Co. Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., was chosen to install a roof system on one of the new vacation homes, Peninsula 13. Construction began in winter to meet the owner's request for a summer completion.

Starting fresh