Aluminum roof solves bank’s saltwater problem

The new National Bank of Commerce branch in Gulf Shores, Ala., is on an island with a coastal canal on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It’s no wonder that .040 aluminum was specified for the roof panels on the facility.

Approximately 11,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s aluminum Snap-Clad panels were installed by S&H Contracting in Summerdale, Ala. The 16-in. PAC-CLAD panels were finished in Cool Color Silver Metallic.

“The .040 Snap-Clad panels actually exceeded the wind load requirements,” said Richard Henderson, owner and general manager of S&H Contracting. “We used stainless steel screws and clips, of course, in the corrosive coastal conditions. Other than a somewhat steep slope, the job was pretty straightforward. We’ve installed Petersen products for more than 20 years,” he said.

The Snap-Clad panels were fabricated at Petersen’s manufacturing plant in Acworth, Ga. The distributor on the project was Heely Brown in Birmingham.