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Cabela’s iconic green metal roof rises in Indiana

The new Cabela’s store in Noblesville, Ind., sports the iconic green metal roof that has become the signature look of the high-end sporting goods chain. The 82,000 sq. ft. store is the second Cabela’s in Indiana, and as with several other Cabela’s stores throughout the country, PAC-CLAD products play a key role in the design of the building’s exterior.

Approximately 23,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 22 gauge Snap-Clad roof panels, in lengths ranging from 33 to 38-ft., combine with the rough-hewn log exterior to provide the iconic look that outdoor enthusiasts have come to know. “There was a bit of complex detailing at the entrance where the panels meet the log siding, but generally the job was pretty straightforward,” said Russ Love, project manager, Henry C. Smither Roofing in Indianapolis, which installed the roof.

Major factors in the specification of PAC-CLAD products were Petersen’s history of providing products for Cabela’s, and better pricing on the custom Cabela’s Green color, Love noted. “Petersen was simply better and more competitive, and that was the driving force in selecting PAC-CLAD. Petersen is a regular provider of metal panels to us. The company is really solid and well respected in the industry—it’s a quality organization,” he said.

The building is designed to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience that features dozens of wildlife displays, museum-quality taxidermy mounts and sports memorabilia. Architectural design was provided by Holland Basham Architects in Omaha, Neb. The general contractor was Pepper Construction of Indiana based in Indianapolis.