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Metal roof and wall panels showcase new library’s up-to-date capabilities

Libraries designed and built today have a mission that extends far beyond book lending, as the recently opened Madison Public Library in Madison, Ala., proves. This new 25,000-sq.-ft. facility offers room for events ranging from musical performances to makerspace demonstrations, and it’s sized to serve the expanding community of 55,000 residents located in the Huntsville, Ala., suburbs.

Designed by Huntsville, Ala.-based Fuqua and Partners Architects, along with Cleveland’s HBM Architects, the structure’s roof incorporates 15,000 sq. ft. of 16-in. PAC-CLAD Tite-Lock Plus panels from Petersen, which feature a 180-degree lock. The 24-gauge panels are finished in Musket Gray.

Additionally, the primarily masonry façade is complemented by 5,400 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 32-gauge corrugated and corrugated-perforated panels, also in Musket Gray. In fact, it was Petersen’s ability to provide perforated panels in that matching finish that helped sell designers on the product.

Library staff reached out to local community members as the plans for the new $10.2 million building developed. The completed project reflects that input, according to its branch manager, Sarah Sledge.

“We worked with the community, asking them what they wanted,” she said.  “Our design team did an amazing job at delivering to Madison a plan that incorporates all of the latest standards and technologies. This is a library that the community will be proud of.”

Installation was completed by Metal Roofing Solutions of Duncanville, Ala.