McElroy Metal Provides Hurricane-Safe Solution For Municipal Complex’s Roof

One of the myths “demystified” in last week’s METALCON Live! “Metal Building Systems 101” was that metal was not an ideal choice for buildings subjected to harsh climate conditions. In addition to our industry experts explaining why this was not true, an example was highlighted in the recent issue of DesignandBuildwithMetal. The newly completed Municipal Complex located in the Town of Surf City, North Carolina, selected metal roofing because it was able to meet the high-wind requirements of the coast. The article explained “durability as the main consideration for selecting McElroy Metal’s Maxima standing seam metal roofing.”

Highland Roofing of Wilmington, NC, installed approximately 20,000 square feet of mechanically seamed Maxima panel with a 3-coat Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF finish in Bone White. The article cited Kyle Breuer, town manager, saying “We selected a metal roof to add resilience to the new structure. Our previous building was lost to water damage during Hurricane Florence (in 2019) and that damage occurred because of water penetration through the roof.” Breuer also said maintaining a “community aesthetic consistency was an important consideration” and the options with metal helped them achieve their goal of keeping a coastal theme.

Building Details

Maxima panels from McElroy Metal meet requirements for fire rating (Class A), wind uplift (UL 580, FM 4471, ASTM E1592), air infiltration (ASTM E1680), water infiltration (ASTM E1646) and impact resistance (UL 2218).

For a look at this myth “demystified” along with other myths, watch industry experts Lee Shoemaker with MBMA and Steven Reiners with Behlen Manufacturing in last week’s METALCON Live! “Metal Building Systems 101” ON DEMAND.

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