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Amicalola Falls Lodge

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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 Galvalume 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.

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