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Ed McCabe VA Hosptial, West Roxbury, Mass.

ed_mccabePart of the VA Boston Healthcare system, the Ed McCabe VA hospital needed a new roof that guaranteed long-term, watertight protection. A life cycle costing analysis was conducted and supported the recommendation of replacing the shingled roof with a standing seam metal roof system. The existing roof system was removed down to the wooden deck and replaced with 25,000 square feet of 22-gauge, 16-inch R-Mer Span standing seam roof panels in Natural Patina from The Garland Co. Inc. The 30-foot continuous standing seam panels with no laps were installed to achieve watertight integrity.

The functional versatility of R-Mer Span was critical to the success of the project due to the various changes in plane and steep 5:12 slope of the roof. The panels also added aesthetic value to the medical center, originally built in the 1940s. The standing seam metal system was chosen for this project for its industry-leading performance in windstorm and water penetration resistance and guaranteed long-term performance. The highperformance metal roofing solution is covered by a 30-year warranty and is certified by UL Environment for its inclusion of 9 percent pre-consumer and 44 percent post-consumer recycled content.

Owner: VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury
Installer: Capeway Roofing Systems Inc., Westport, Mass.
Metal roof panels: The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland,