Amicalola Falls Lodge


A cedar shake roof atop the Amicalola Falls Lodge began leaking within a year of its installation in the late 1990s. Located in the Amicalola State Park near Dawsonville, GA, the 4-story, 58,000 sq. ft. Lodge was in desperate need of repair. Given the short life span of the original roof, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought a roof system that would provide longevity as well as energy efficiency.


More than 30,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD® metal roofing 24 gauge steel G-90 Galvanized Snap-Clad™ panels finished in Graystone Cool Color were utilized in the renovation. Petersen offers 27 Cool Colors designed to improve energy saving performance without requiring compromise in color selection.


“The Georgia Department of Natural Resources wanted an energy-efficient roofing system,” according to Dave Landis, Southeast sales manager for Petersen Aluminum. “And since the mountaintop storms can be quite severe, the GDNR definitely wanted a roof that could stand up to the conditions, unlike the previous cedar shake shingles.


The Snap-Clad metal roofing panels were perfect for the job. The panels feature a 1 ¾” leg height and a continuous interlock for improved structural performance and wind resistance.


The roofing contractor selected for the job was Roof Craft Systems Inc., Centre, AL. Roof Craft was responsible for a complete tear-off of the old shingles and repair of the decking before installing the new standing seam panels, flashings, vented ridge, gutters, downspouts and vented soffit on the entire structure.

The Petersen Metal Roofing distributor involved in the project was Commercial Roofing Specialties, College Park, GA.

Snap-Clad Panel
Tite-Loc Panel
Tite-Loc Plus Panel
Tite-Loc HS Panel
Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
High Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
Snap-On Batten Panel
Redi-Roof Standing Seam Panel
Redi-Roof Batten Panel
Integral Standing Seam Panel
Integral Batten Panel
ColorGard® Snow Retention System
PAC-150 90° Single Lock
PAC-150 180° Double Lock
M-42 & M-36 Panels
7.2 Panel
1/2″ & 7/8″ Corrugated Panel
R-41 & R-36 Panels
Coil and Flat Sheet
Flashing and Trim
Custom Fabrication
Anodized Aluminum
Copper & Stainless Steel
PAC-750 Soffit
PAC-850 Soffit
Flush/Reveal Soffit
PAC-1000F Column Cover
PAC-1000C Column Cover
PAC-1000R Column Cover
PAC-2000F Column Cover
PAC-2000C Column Cover
PAC-2000R Column Cover
PAC SS Vented Eave & Intake Vent
PAC ECO Vented Fascia
PAC SS Rake Panel & Fascia
PAC SS Ridge Vents
PAC-TITE Angular Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Canted Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Extended Fascia
PAC-LOC Fascia
PAC Snap Edge Fascia
PAC Extended Snap Edge Fascia
PAC-TITE Gold Coping
PAC-Continuous Cleat Coping
Precision Series Wall Panels
Composite Wall Panels
Flush/Reveal Wall Panels