Intricate Roof Meets Refined Design of Coastal Florida Lifestyle Complex


Intricate Roof Meets Refined Design of Coastal Florida Lifestyle Complex

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Serving as a gateway to Florida’s scenic highway 30A, the new 30Avenue mixed-use development is within easy walking distance to several famed beaches on northwest Florida’s panhandle. The distinctive complex offers 130,000 sq. ft. of combined retail and office space. The architecture and landscape of 30Avenue merge sophisticated design with the area’s natural beauty and relaxed coastal lifestyle.
 
30Avenue is composed of one- and two-story buildings clad with white stucco and covered with standing seam metal roofing. Approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD .040” aluminum Snap-Clad panels were utilized in a multi-phase installation. The PAC-CLAD panels were finished in Cool Color Cityscape, which was chosen to complement the extensive white stucco, and black shutters and awnings.
 
Design for the project was created by Dougherty Architecture + Design in Destin, Fla. “Our design intent was to create a retail/office complex that was reflective of the nearby beach environment and lifestyle,” said Joe Dougherty, principal. “With nice landscaping and a variety of interesting shapes and forms highlighted by a complex roof design, the project is really engaging.”
 
The Petersen Cityscape color was an important aesthetic factor, Dougherty noted. “Cityscape really enhances the white stucco,” he said. “And, of course, we used aluminum because of the harsh coastal environment. Aluminum stands up well against the weather and the saltwater.”
 
Dougherty Architecture has previous experience with PAC-CLAD products. “Petersen is a manufacturer we usually specify. And the Snap-Clad performance specs met all of our requirements for wind uplift, UV protection, ease of application and warranty,” Dougherty said.
 
Installation of the Petersen panels was done by Ameritech Roofing in Panama City, Fla. Ameritech project manager Philip Jorgenson agreed with architect Dougherty about the complexity of the roof design. “There were lots of different pitches and intersecting planes,” Jorgenson said. “We did extensive custom detailing on site. When you design a complex building like that, you can’t draw every detail. You see what the framers built and then figure out how to flash it. We ordered the panels in general sizes and then cut them to fit on-site. It’s a very efficient way to maximize use of the material. We were really close on the cut list.”
 
Jorgenson also agreed with Dougherty’s opinion of the Snap-Clad profile. “Snap-Clad is a popular panel that we like to use because of the wind rating and the aesthetics of it and because it doesn’t require mechanical seaming,” Jorgenson said. He also likes working with Petersen. “They provide a great product and they’re good people to work with. If there is an issue, they take care of it right away. We’re really pleased with our Petersen relationship,” Jorgenson reports.

For more information, visit www.pac-clad.com.

Published at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000


Roofing Companies Form Asphalt Underlayment Council


Roofing Companies Form Asphalt Underlayment Council

Four roofing companies—Carlisle, Gardner-Gibson, Maryland Paper and Mid-States Asphalt—have formed the Asphalt Underlayment Council (AUC), a new industry association developed to cultivate the long-term success of underlayment products for building envelope applications for both residential and commercial structures.

This new group’s Interim Executive Council was instrumental in identifying the need for an industry council that supports the standardization of underlayment product quality, performance and integrity. Current AUC members include Owens Corning, Polyglass USA, Mule-Hide Manufacturing, GMC Roofing & Building Paper, GAP Roofing, Warrior Roofing Manufacturing and GAF

“With the introduction of new types of roofing underlayment products, it was felt that an industry group was needed to monitor, administer and contribute to product standards,” noted AUC Executive Director Michelle Miller.

Because standards and requirements for roof repair, reroofing, roof recovering and replacement often lack clarification within the definition of underlayment, AUC’s inaugural technical committee will focus on code classifications and industry regulations.

“The pathways to code compliance vary depending on the product type,” said John Woestman, AUC’s technical director. “The continuous influx of newly designed products and ever-evolving regulations requires a strong knowledge base with deep understanding of the codes prevalent in this industry.”

Bringing regulatory issues to light through educational initiatives and industry outreach will be accomplished through raising awareness and advocacy. AUC will actively assist in the development of building codes to ensure the high performance of roofing systems in the future.

“We will work directly with installers and contractors who may not be aware of the various product categories that are occurring in the underlayment industry,” said Robert Almon, AUC Interim Executive Council member. “Understanding the nuances of underlayment as well as discerning codes and comprehending code compliance are vital. With our combined historical experience, AUC is in a prime position to ensure all the issues surrounding underlayment are addressed through a range of resources from an engaged council, committees and membership to a vibrant website that will be launched soon, growing media outreach, literature development and ongoing educational opportunities.”

The group welcomes roofing underlayment firms to join AUC to work to make these important initiatives viable and sustainable. To learn more about the Asphalt Underlayment Council or to ask about membership, email info@aucunderlaymentcouncil.org or call (847) 686-2243.

Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:55 +0000


Allied Building Products Corp. Exterior Division Announces Opening of Marmora, N.J. Location


Allied Building Products Corp. Exterior Division Announces Opening of Marmora, N.J. Location

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Allied Building Products Corp. recently announced the expansion of its exterior products division in the New Jersey market with its new branch located in Marmora, N.J.  

The Marmora branch opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2017 providing a solid addition to the company’s strong foundation of 17 branches servicing the exterior and interior markets in New Jersey.  The expansion positions Allied to better serve the Jersey Shore and surrounding communities including; Ocean City, Margate, Seaville, Sea Isle City, Cape May Courthouse, Stone Harbor and Wildwood.  

Featuring both residential and commercial roofing and siding, the branch will carry trusted brands including shingles from GAF, Tamko and Owens Corning, siding and pvc trim from Royal and Tri-Built materials. To complement these brands there will be a range of doors, windows and stone veneer products available. 

Branch Manager, Derek Webber will oversee the Marmora location and will work with District Manager, Phil Orapello bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new location.   

“Allied Building Products proudly continues its expansion into the Jersey Shore community bringing expertise, honesty and integrity to the community to help both restore the shore and keep it on a path to grow” said Orapello. “We look forward to servicing contractors, builders and consumers with the unmatched levels of customer service Allied is known for.” 

For more information, visit www.alliedbuilding.com.

Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000