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Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, Valrico, Fla.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library was expanded from 15,000 to 26,000 square feet in summer 2013.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library was expanded from 15,000 to 26,000 square feet in summer 2013. The project included the addition of a 14,500-square-foot standing seam metal roof supplied by Englert Inc. to match the style and color of the structure's original standing seam roof installed in 2005.

Lex Long, vice president of Long and Associates Architects Engineers Inc., designed the addition and says it was challenging to match the existing roof to the old roof, which underwent eight years of Florida weather. "Tying the new addition's roof to an existing hip roof meant opening up part of the existing roof during construction while keeping the library open," he says.

Long selected 24-gauge Englert Series 2000 standing seam metal roof panels in Slate Blue to match the new roof to the old one. Majestic Metals and Garrard Inc. installed a 1 3/4-inch integral snap-lock metal roof system, which met Florida Building and Miami Dade Building Code requirements for wind uplift.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library's expansion included a larger children's room, larger community room, more space for technology and teens, more study/quiet room space and a bigger Friends of the Library bookstore.

Architect: Long and Associates Architects Engineers Inc., Tampa, Fla.

Installers: Majestic Metals, Tampa, and Garrard Inc., Winter Haven, Fla.

Metal roof panels: Englert Inc., Perth Amboy, N.J., www.englertinc.com