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Community United Methodist Church, Circleville, Ohio

Located in Circleville, Ohio, the Community United community_united_methodist_church Methodist Church community rallied together to raise money to fund a solution for the church's constantly leaking roof. The original shingled roof contained layers of additional shingles that were used as a temporary solution to the leaking problem. After three layers of shingles failed to fix the leak, a more permanent solution was sought and found in a metal roof.

The goal of this project was to provide the church with a high-performance roofing solution with guaranteed watertight protection. The constant leaking over the years had damaged some of the structural wood trusses, requiring a complete roof tear off and subsequent repair of the wood decking. The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, provided 10,000 square feet of its 16-inch, 0.040-inch aluminum R-Mer Span standing seam roof panels in Portland Stone.

Due to the various changes in plane on the church's roof, many of the tough details had to be field cut on-site to ensure watertight protection. Although the panels varied in length from 62 feet at their longest to 5 feet at their shortest, each was a continuous panel with no laps, providing further watertight protection covered by a 30-year warranty. Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Wheeling, W.Va., served as the general contractor and installer.

The Garland Co. Inc., www.garlandco.com