In 2017, Wagner Roofing won a prestigious “North American Copper in Architecture Award,” presented by the Copper Development Association, for our work performed at this gorgeous private modern residence, located in Alexandria, VA.

The origami-shaped roofline of the custom-built home required intricate details in order to properly control stormwater drainage across it’s 10 (you read that right…) adjacent roof sections, all utilizing different slopes and pitches.

Working with the homeowner and Restoration Engineering of Fairfax, VA, a double-locked standing seam copper roof system with custom gutters & downspouts was chosen. In doing so, we were able to incorporate the aesthetic of the roofline, with it’s standing seam copper panels, into the modern architectural design of the home, which also included continuous custom cladding along the vertical walls and chimney.

Lastly, in order to achieve proper stormwater runoff, a 4″ copper channel was formed along the large steep gable edges in order to direct water down the roofline through series of valleys to custom copper conductor heads and downspouts, which were carefully crafted to minimize their visual impact on the architectural design of the home.

What resulted was a stunning roofline that adds, rather than detracts, from the award-winning design of the home. In 2018, the home also went on to win an additional award in the Washingtonian Residential Design Awards, presented by AIADC.

Roofing Contractor: Wagner Roofing Company
Roofing Consultant: Restoration Engineering, Inc.
Copper Manufacturer: Aurubis
Design Architect: David Jameson Architect