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Buffalo Baptist Church, Shelby, N.C.

The Buffalo County Baptist Church started as a small congregation worshiping in an outdoor area known as the Brush Arbor. Later, the congregation moved into an old school house that they used for worship services. In 2008, the decision was made to build a new series of structures, including a sanctuary, education building and fellowship hall.

The structures feature Ultra-Dek roof panels in Signature 300 Medium Bronze from Metallic Building Co., on Building A's 5:12 roof pitch, as well as Building B and C's 3:12 roof pitches. All of the roof slopes are gable symmetrical, and two out of the three buildings employ the use of Metallic's 16-inch-wide Designer Series texture-coated concealed fastener panels. These panels are equipped with factory-applied dryvit finish with additional areas of stone veneer, supported by Metallic panels and girt framing.

Metallic and the general contractor, Hoke Enterprises Inc., worked hand-in-hand with the church's building committee to optimize the layout of the facility and maximize parking availability. Additionally, Metallic provided the porte cochere with a factory-fabricated valley to the main roof. The roof framing was designed with special deflections to accommodate interior finishes.

In addition to the pre-engineered metal building, this project features 2-foot overhangs/soffits, purlin extensions and offset endwalls on Building A. The combined square footage of this church's three buildings is 14,165.

buffalo baptist church

General contractor/builder/erector/roofing contractor: Hoke Enterprises Inc., Grover, N.C.

Architect: Patterson Design Group, Shelby, N.C.

Metal building and roof panels: Metallic Building Co., Houston, www.metallic.com