I am not usually a fan of products that try to appear to be something they are not (i.e. laminate floors that look like wood), but I was very impressed by the look of this roof. We drove to Indianapolis to make sure we really liked how it looked and when we pulled up in a couple of the driveways I thought we had the wrong address because it looked like real tile. You can tell that it isn't real tile once you look closely, but from the street it looks like clay tile.
We had a hard time choosing the color. The tiles come in many different colors (and 2 finishes) and we narrowed it down to brown or red powder coated. If we had chosen brown we could have left the dormers red, but I think we will end up painting them soon. Overall I am very pleased with the roof and I think it upped our curb appeal by 110%.
In addition to metal roofs, Cornett also installs solar panels. George was super excited about this option. He has always wanted solar and it is a great time right now to install solar because of the government rebate. It is a cool system because you can monitor real time how much energy you are making on your computer. George has been obsessively checking it throughout the day and was excited because yesterday we made 17.5 kilowatts! When the Duke energy guy came to install our new meter it was set to zero and we were actually going negative until we turned the air conditioning on. George thinks we can get back to zero this fall when we have no air on and lots of sun. I told him I don't know if zero is a realistic goal, but as Les Brown said, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Hopefully a bright star with lots of light to make solar energy!)