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Beachfront restaurant transformed with metal roof

Other than being located in the same spot on the same beach, the newly renovated Marker 36 Restaurant bears little resemblance to its previous namesake, Sandpiper Restaurant. Located in the prestigious Pelican Bay development in Naples, Fla, Marker 36 underwent a total transformation. The design for the renovation was created by Dyehouse Comeriato Architect, Naples.

Most of the roof of the original building consisted of a fabric awning structure. Now, the transformed building sports a completely new PAC-CLAD roof using .032 aluminum Tite-Loc panels. The 16” on-center panels were finished in Petersen Aluminum’s Cool Color Bone White. The aluminum panels meet wind load requirements and withstand the corrosive saltwater environment. All panels were manufactured at Petersen Aluminum’s Acworth, Ga., plant.

Installation of the PAC-CLAD system was completed by Crowther Roofing in Fort Myers, Fla. The biggest challenge was getting material to the site, according to Crowther’s Senior Vice President Roger Smith. “The building is literally right on the beach and more than one-quarter mile from any road or parking lot,” Smith said. “The building is accessible only via an elevated wooden boardwalk that winds through the mangroves. We had to bring in all of our equipment and material on ATVs. It was quite a challenge!”

The general contractor was Surety Construction Co., Naples. The Petersen Aluminum distributor on the project was ABC Supply in Fort Myers.