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Tyler Fire Department's Station 5, Tyler, Texas

Tyler Fire Department's Station 5, Tyler, Texas

Hefner Roofing LLC installed more than 14,000 square feet of McElroy Metal's 16-inch-wide, 24-gauge Galvalume, striated Maxima ADV 2-inch tall standing seam panels in PVDF Medium Bronze for Tyler Fire Department's Station 5. The color was specified for its similarity to traditional brass on historic fire engines.

Hefner Roofing's eight-person crew spent less than four weeks installing the roof. Matt Jones, project manager at Hefner Roofing, says working with curved panels is a little more labor intensive than flat panels. "You have to handle every panel individually a couple times before you get it installed," he says. "It's not difficult; it just takes a little longer."

The Maxima ADV 2-inch panels were delivered strapped in crates. They were unpacked, separated and curved on the job site by a McElroy Metal rollforming technician. All seven sections of barrel roofing were the same radius. Jones says a hoist in the shape of the curved panels was constructed to lift the panels to the roof, where they were attached to the structure in a similar manner to a non-curved roof with the same clips and seamer. Lochner/BWR Division designed the $1.7 million, 8,865-square-foot building.

Architect: Lochner/BWR Division, Tyler, Texas
Installer: Hefner Roofing LLC, Pittsburg, Texas
Metal roof panels: McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La., www.mcelroymetal.com