The forested shores of Lake Memphremagog

Stainless Steel Roof Reflects the Surrounding Environment and the Home’s Sustainable Vision

A lakefront house in Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Québec is a dynamic, welcoming, and friendly sight along the forested shores of Lake Memphremagog. The residential home was designed in 2020 by NatureHumaine, a Montreal-based architecture and design firm that drew its inspiration from nearby churches, including a Benedictine abbey.

The home also pulls from its natural surroundings. For example, the envelope of the multi-tiered upper floor is made of pre-aged wood siding and topped by a stainless steel roof clad with Aperam’s Uginox Patina K41. Over time, the stainless steel roof, which is punctuated by big bright skylights, will gain a nice matte appearance that will tie the home and landscape together.

But the decision to use stainless steel goes beyond just aesthetics. As a durable material, stainless steel can withstand the elements and, unlike other roofing materials, is guaranteed a long lifespan. And, being 100% recyclable, using stainless steel ensures that the house contributes to protecting the beautiful environment it calls home – a mission further enhanced by the property’s use of geothermal heating, insulation that exceeds code requirements, charging stations for electric vehicles, and a choice of energy-efficient lighting.

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