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Hofbräuhaus Chicago, Rosemont, Ill.

RoofScreen Manufacturing's framing system and McElroy Metal's Met-Tile roofing were installed to hide rooftop equipment and provide the look of a mansard roof on Hofbräuhaus Chicago brewery and restaurant.

RoofScreen Manufacturing's framing system and McElroy Metal's Met-Tile roofing were installed to hide rooftop equipment and provide the look of a mansard roof on Hofbräuhaus Chicago brewery and restaurant. It was designed to look similar to the mansard roof on the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany.

RoofScreen's watertight framing system was installed at an angle to give the appearance of a mansard roof on most of the building's edge. Then, painted marine plywood was attached as a solid substrate for 6,500 square feet of McElroy Metal's 26-gauge Met-Tile in Becker Specialty Corp.'s silicone-modified polyester (SMP) Bright Red paint with Galvalume coating. The bright red matches the decorative standing seam metal roofing at the entrance.

The roof panels were installed at different lengths to conform to the various wall heights from 8 feet to 12 feet. RoofScreen provided design and layout services, shop drawings and permit-ready, professionally engineered, stamped plans for the project. Mark Fruth, of VRA Architects, the architecture firm for the project, says there were a fair amount of penetrations in the roof. "It was never a concern because the RoofScreen system works," he says. "There haven't been any problems."

General contractor: WBR Roofing, Wauconda, Ill.

Architect: VRA Architects, Park Ridge, Ill.

Framing system: RoofScreen Manufacturing, Santa Cruz, Calif., www.roofscreen.com

Metal tile: McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La., www.mcelroymetal.com

Paint: Becker Specialty Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., www.beckers-group.com