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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Nov 14, 2018 7:00 AM

New Standing Seam Metal Roof for Roma, Texas School

Roma High School in Roma, TX knew they needed a new roof, but it wasn’t until architectural, engineering, and building envelope consultants from Amtech Solutions Inc. did their assessment that they realized how much damage had been caused by their leaking roof.

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Photo credit: Roofing September-October 2018

Solving the problem required the roof to be entirely replaced and they choose a standing seam metal roof from McElroy Metal for the replacement. The school board was torn between metal and tile, but choose metal because it was the least expensive option.

The new standing seam metal roof was installed over most of the complex including the main roof, the gymnasium, and two free standing structures. The old roof on the main building was replaced with McElroy’s 138T Panel, 16-inch-wide, 24-gauge panel in Brite Red. The gym and two free standing structures roofs were replaced with 238T Panel, 24-inch-wide, 24-gauge panel.

"The reason we picked this roof system is we’ve had a lot of great experience with it," says Michael Hovar, AIA, RPO, LEED AP, a senior architect and the general manager of Amtech Solutions Rio Grand Valley (RGV) office.

"We love that panel because they can actually bring the roll former to the jobsite. That gives the roofing contractor a lot more options on how he can load the roof and sequence the job. The other beauty of this panel is that it has unlimited movement. The panels itself slides back and forth over a fixed clip. It also flashes like a dream."

Rio Roofing, Harlingen, TX was the roofing contractor. Hedley Hichens, vice president of Rio Roofing also appreciates the performance and benefits of the 238T panel. "That 24" panel is a great panel to work with because every time you put on down, you're 2 feet closer to finishing", said Hedley. 

Learn More

You can learn more about all the details of this project in the September-October 2018 Issue of Roofing by clicking here.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Architecture, Metal Roofing, Standing Seam Systems, Commercial, 138T and 238T, Case Study

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