BOSSIER CITY, La. — The Bricklayers Local 5 of Valley View, Ohio, knew what it was getting into when purchasing a property with two existing buildings, both with failing asphalt shingle roofs. The union’s first order of business after acquiring the buildings was to solve the roofing problem with a more permanent solution and ultimately selected the McElroy Metal 138T symmetrical standing seam system.
The 138T shingle re-cover system was installed on both buildings, one of which would become the union hall and the other would be occupied by tenants.
“The Bricklayers wanted to install a roofing system that could deliver a low-maintenance, long-lasting solution for decades to come because this newly acquired property would eventually become the permanent location for their union hall,” says Scott Froelich, vice president of TEMA Roofing Services of Youngstown, Ohio. “They knew the benefits of a metal roofing system aligned best with their long-term goals. So, the Bricklayers were able to take advantage of our metal installation capabilities and our cost-saving design-build services in order to address concerns for existing dormers on both buildings.”
In regard to the dormers, TEMA worked with an architect to have designs stamped and certified to meet state building code requirements. In all, 10 dormers were removed from the two buildings, helping to tie in the new metal roofing system with a more sleek, seamless overall appearance.
“While most building owners choose a full tear-off and reroof when replacing an old roofing system, a metal-over-shingle recover system offers numerous benefits, both to the owners and the environment,” Froelich says. “No tear-off or underlayment is needed. No underlayment is a significant cost savings and no tear-off means no waste to the landfill. This system also allows for above-sheathing ventilation (ASV) to reduce heat transfer and assist in energy efficiency.”
TEMA installed 13,500 square feet of roofing on one building and 15,100 square feet on the other. The installation included a special detail: one-piece welded stainless steel at dead valley transitions to ensure a weathertight system. The 16-inch wide 24-gauge 138T panels were delivered from the McElroy Metal plant in Clinton, Ill. The color is Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF Medium Bronze. TEMA also installed the S-5! ColorGard snow retention system with two-inch Medium Bronze strips.