Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Metal Roof Material The metal cladding, inspired by a nearby zinc mine, continues seamlessly onto the house’s roof for a minimalist shed effect. “The drip edge turns to make the wall,” explains architect Brandon Pace, “but changes above the window to accommodate a downspout. Any place where the metal contacts glass, or where you walk underneath, we have an internal gutter.”  Modern Homes with Cedar Facades by Andrea Smith from The Modern Home with Southern Charm