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Curved red roof, sleek tan walls accent much-needed health center

Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala. Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala. Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala. Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala. 


The long-awaited Western Health Center in Midfield, Ala., is providing comprehensive medical care for the under-served population in Jefferson County. The facility is accented by a curved roof and the complementary colors of red and tan on roofing and wall panels that create a contemporary appearance that welcomes patients, visitors and staff to the new facility. The two-story, 78,000 sq. ft. facility is surrounded by walking and biking trails in an effort to promote healthy living.


Highlighting the architectural design is a contemporary, curved roof consisting of 10,000 sq. ft. of Petersen Aluminum’s Tite-Loc panels finished in PAC-CLAD Cool Color Cardinal Red. Nearly 140 Tite-Loc panels were installed with the vast majority of them being 80 ft. long and curved. Architectural design was created by Birchfield Penuel & Associates, Birmingham, while installation of the panels was completed by CSC Roofing, also in Birmingham.


The roof panels were roll-formed and curved on-site using Petersen Aluminum-provided equipment, according to Mark Ryan, CSC’s project manager for this project. “It took 15 men to handle each super-long panel during the curving process,” Ryan said. “But the greatest challenge was getting the panels onto the roof. We banded the panels and built a crate system to lift them to the roof.”


In addition to the roof panels, 8,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Reveal wall panels in Sierra Tan were used to clad exterior walls. These panels also were installed by CSC. “These runs were more than 60 ft. long, and we were constantly aware of the need to make sure the joints lined up properly,” Ryan said. The Reveal panels were produced at Petersen Aluminum’s plant in Acworth, Ga.


CSC Roofing has a long history with Petersen Aluminum. “I prefer to use Petersen on as many jobs as possible,” Ryan explains. “The products are easy to work with and you get great customer support from the factory. Everything goes much smoother using Petersen.”