Catholic Center Diocese of Venice, Venice, Fla.

Photo: Jimmy Anderson, Crowther Roofing

An expansion and renovation project at the Catholic Center Diocese of Venice included replacing the entire facility’s existing concrete tile roofing with metal roofing and continuing the metal roofing on an entrance addition. Project goals included maintaining the original look of the architecture, and providing sustainability and uplift resistance with metal roofing.

Kevin Callans, president at Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal of Florida Inc., which installed the roofing, says, “We were able to maintain the original architectural aesthetic design and we were also able to enhance the roof covering with a lightweight metal tile roof that exceeded the wind uplift requirements for the facility. Ultimately, it provided the building owner the aesthetic design it requested with a long-term sustainable roof covering.”

Crowther Roofing installed 23,830 square feet of Florida Metal Roofing Products Inc.’s 24-gauge Barrel metal tiles in Terra Cotta. The metal tiles provide 40-inch-wide coverage and were produced in custom lengths to 20 feet, 6 inches. The tiles are Miami-Dade County approved NOA-16-0125.09 with a field design pressure of -204.5 pounds per square foot. Additionally, Crowther Roofing installed low-slope bitumen roofs.