Florida RV Center Relies on IMPs to Beat the Heat

Roofing and siding insulated metal panels proved to be the most effective choice for the architectural team and installation crew at the General RV Center store in Orange Park, Fla.

Challenge: 

In order to beat the heat and provide a clean aesthetic, Scherer Construction needed to find the right complement of roofing and siding insulated metal panels.

Influence: 

“The heat here in Florida is ferocious,” says Robert Taylor, AIA, of Scherer Construction of Gainesville, Fla. “New buildings of this type are required to have a roofing R-value of 38 and insulated metal panels go a long way in helping achieve that. They certainly speed up the installation process and give you a durable and attractive end product.”

Criteria: 

Insulated metal panel systems offer a wide array of profile, texture and reveal configurations. The product provides high-performance thermal efficiency and moisture control, while a factory foamed-in-place insulating core minimizes insulation gaps.

“Insulated metal panels were chosen for this project mostly for aesthetics. The inside of the building was open, so the panels are exposed. With insulated metal panels, you can achieve the required R-value and you have the interior skin or protective panel. It’s a clean look. I think when you put the numbers together, it just makes financial sense to use the insulated metal panel.”

Solution: 

Metl-Span provided approximately 4500 sq. ft. of insulated metal panels installed as siding and another 8600 sq. ft. installed as roofing on the new store. The insulated metal panels were installed as siding on the upper two-thirds of the building and were 2.5-in. thick. The siding is a 26-gauge panel, Light Stone in color with a Mesa finish, to complement the split-faced concrete block installed on the lower third of the storefront.

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