SOURCE: MonierLifetile

September 17, 2008 16:30 ET

MonierLifetile's Madera Enhances the Rustic Beauty of Luxury Log Homes in Big Sky, Montana's "Spanish Peaks"

Cold-Weather Tile Application Provides a Fortress Against the Harsh Mountain Climate

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - The setting for Spanish Peaks -- a 3500-acre private enclave in a secluded valley -- is second to none in dramatic natural beauty. To the south is Yellowstone National Park; to the north is the Gallatin National Forest and the Spanish Peaks; and nearby, one private lift away, is the largest and tallest ski terrain in the U.S.

Swan Range Log Homes builds custom log homes that are more works of art than mere inhabitable structures. Defining log home luxury, Swan Range Log Homes, has won design awards from Log Home Living and the Log Home Council.

Builders in Spanish Peaks must allow the natural landscape to dominate the scene. The Spanish Peaks Architectural Guidelines state that the "intentions are to respect and preserve the beauty and ecosystems of the mountains, forests, valleys and ridges as the new construction is fitted into them."

A Class A roof covering or Class A roof assembly is required in the Spanish Peaks development. Kyle Lanier, of Swan Range Log Homes, has found the perfect product to complement his log homes -- MonierLifetile's Madera, a Class A concrete roof tile. "Madera looks even better than wood shakes and it's a great choice for extreme climates," stated Kyle Lanier.

At elevations ranging from 6800 to 9000 feet, extreme weather is a given. Swan Range Log Homes installs the tile using a cold roof assembly and a counter batten system in addition to snow retention devices to insure superior performance of the roof. Kyle noted that after a long winter, his "roof performed the best of any of them. The snow stayed on the roof and didn't dam and there was no water penetration."

Swan Range Log Homes has nearly completed 3 homes in Swan Peaks and is now building at the adjacent Yellowstone Club development, another private and equally privileged setting of unparalleled natural beauty. "MonierLifetile's Madera is the perfect product for our log homes and as more people see the product and hear about its performance in mountain climates, I expect to see it on many more homes in the area," said Kyle.

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