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.”  Search "staircasetread--metal" from The Modern Home with Southern Charm