At the start of Merlin’s career, he notes that heavy timber, log, and river rock – all materials that require upkeep, were commonly utilized in the construction of homes. With years of experience under his belt, he’s now reshaping that framework and attributes stone and steel as key materials that can beautify a home for years to come without having to spend hours maintaining it. Similar to stone siding, steel siding offers a variety of colors, textures, and sizes for homeowners to choose the style that suits them perfectly. In addition, stone and steel siding have incredible strength that can withstand Idaho’s distinctive seasons.
“Seeing this explosion of growth in McCall reminds me of my time in Seattle – the birthplace of mountain-modern. It’s great to see the expansion of this design through the Pacific Northwest and I only foresee further growth,” says Stark. “We also haven’t fully embraced a key advantage of steel and concrete – they both make for wildfire-resistant homes. Choosing to install a steel roof helps create insulation against spark, ultimately preventing a fire from spreading.”