Soaring Eagle Casino and Hotel, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Photo courtesy of SME Inc.

To begin the process of replacing leaky asphalt shingle roofs on Soaring Eagle Casino and Hotel, SME Inc. completed a site assessment and comparative analysis of roofing materials options for the owner, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Particularly, the 19-year-old shingle roof was leaking at barrel dormers and internal gutters. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe chose a standing seam system for its longevity and wind uplift properties.

To provide waterproof sections at critical areas including the top portions of the barrel dormers, portions of flat-locked stainless steel panels were soldered in place. The internal gutters received lapped, riveted and soldered stainless steel liners.

To speed up installation, two installers completed the work: CEI Group LLC and Wendling Sheet Metal Inc. The project utilized 280,200 square feet of Firestone Building Products Co. Inc.’s 16-inch-wide, 24-gauge Galvalume UNA-CLAD UC-6 Double-Lock Standing Seam System in three-coat Hartford Green. The $8 million project was completed in December 2017.