People: Contractor and installer, Control Roofing & Sheet Metal, Capitol Heights, Md.
Products: The R-Mer Span structural standing seam metal system from the Garland Co., Cleveland, was chosen for this project due to its strength and sustainability. The system is designed, engineered, and manufactured with a goal of having more than 30 years of service life. It also is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life cycle.
Fine Points: When the roof over one of the skilled nursing facilities at the retirement village separated and water penetrated the building, administrators choose to embrace the recently established sustainable culture of the retirement community. Rather than pursue a traditional roof replacement, the failing metal roof was retrofitted with a standing seam system, avoiding a tear-off and subsequently reducing landfill waste. The 24-gauge, 16-inch natural-patined Galvalume-coated panels were installed by adding new structural framing over the existing roof, tying the new roof directly to the structure of the building. The continuous metal panels then were installed over the new framing with one-piece clips, allowing for unlimited thermal movement and superior watertight protection.