Roofing Systems

The Museum Built by Gatorade

Gainesville, Fla., recently added an unusual new institution to its cultural landscape—the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention, which is dedicated to both commemorating and inspiring the kind of innovation that built its namesake founder’s career. Dr. James Robert Cade is best known for inventing Gatorade, but his inventions stretch from football helmets to protein shakes. The museum’s design, by Baltimore-based GWWO Architects, features a circular core and extending arms that create a sense of motion. Corrugated metal panels clad the façade, complementing the high-tech image that’s at the heart of the museum’s mission. 

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Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

No Chicago H2O Blues

Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story base building is presently under construction; a 20-story tower addition is planned for construction in five to 10 years. Since the project is built-out to all property lines there are no at-grade landscape areas, which presented a particular challenge given the city’s Dept. of Stormwater Management permit requirement that the project account the total building mass and footprint. Translation: 10,000 cubic ft. of stormwater detention was required. Further, city code requi

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Compare and Contrast

Designers with R2L:Architects in Washington, D.C., paired two profiles of metal panels in a recent project to create a rooftop common area for an apartment project in the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. The prePATINA graphite-grey Flat Lock Tiles and Standing Seam Panels help define the space, with a geometry that’s complemented by other materials in the plan. 

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EPDM Roofing System Provides Durability for Freemasons

The Freemason lodge in Indianapolis, known as Millersville Lodge No. 126, first convened in 1852 in the home of one of its members. The current temple—the building where the masonic lodge meets—was constructed in 1925. Over the years, the Freemason lodge has seen many construction improvements and restorations. While the lodge has tried to maintain as much of the original building materials as possible, some of the building elements have deteriorated over the years, not the least of which was the roofing system, which has been replaced more than once.By 2017, the lodge trustees began considering enhancements to their existing Carlisle SynTec Sure-Seal 60-mil EPDM roofing system w

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Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station, Toronto

Custom Flair

No two panels are alike in the 1000-plus-panel standing seam roof wrapping the futuristic new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station in Toronto. Each of the Classic Bright Rolled Panels features an individual taper and length, fabricated using a CNC turret. Though thoroughly modern, the roof of the Grimshaw Architects-designed station also features hammered seams for an old world appearance.

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Slate-Look Upgrade

When members of St. John’s Lutheran Church were considering a roof replacement for their 60-year-old facility, they decided an upgrade in both performance and appearance was in order. They wanted a roof that would stand up longer to the area’s high-wind events than the existing asphalt roof, and that suited the building’s traditional architecture. Matterhorn Slate metal roofing fit both requirements, with some members saying they would consider the material for their own homes.

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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. 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. “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

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Metal Roof Helps Preserve Historic School

Multiple problems, including an aging structure and a failing asphalt roof, led Bibb County, Ga. Schools to recover the roof of historic Alexander II Magnet School with a symmetrical standing seam metal roof. The original building that housed the Alexander II Magnet School in Macon, Ga., was completed in 1902. Several significant additions through the years have brought the entire facility up to 41,650 sq. ft. In June 2000, Alexander II was named to the list of 11 Most Endangered Historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.“During an assessment, we discovered that the asphalt shingles were installed with no ventilation and heavy insulation,” says Jody Usry of

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Improved Drainage

Channels cut along all four sides of new GreenGuard XPS Drainage Channel Board encourage drainage of any water that might happen to seep through a roofing assembly to the roofing membrane. The boards offer an R-Value of 5.0/in. of thickness and are available in a range of compressive strengths.

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Shake on It

New Nature Crafted composite cedar-style roof shakes provide the look of real wood, but with significantly improved durability. All three colors—Aged Cedar, Mossy Cedar and Black Oak—were developed to mimic the appearance of shakes that had been long exposed to the elements, and are available for both multi- and single-width roofing tiles.

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