A mountain of work

Celtic Roofing installs a metal roof system on a residence in the Adirondack Mountains

Photos courtesy of Follansbee Steel, Follansbee, W.Va.

A view of the main house

Tomas and Meg Bergstrand own a private summer residence in Keene Valley, N.Y., settled in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid. When they decided to expand and renovate the home in spring 2006, they wanted their changes to be energy-efficient.

In addition to being energy-efficient, the roof system also needed to be durable and able to withstand the Adirondack Mountain weather, including heavy amounts of snow and ice and bitter cold temperatures.