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Metal roof offers island home protection from sun and storms

Marco Island, Fla., offers a tropical climate, a gorgeous coastline and picture-postcard sunsets, among many other treats for the senses. However, this barrier island located off the coast of Naples, Fla., also can find itself in the crosshairs of approaching hurricanes. That was certainly the case on Sept. 11, 2017, when Hurricane Irma made landfall there, with wind speeds of 130 mph. With hazards like Irma always a possibility, residents have learned to pay attention to their roofing materials.

One private residence located directly on Robins Bay features a PAC-CLAD roof from Petersen designed to stand up to such storms. Local firm Moore Roofing Co. installed 10,000 sq. ft. of Snap-Clad 0.32-gauge panels featuring a Cityscape finish on the home. The standing-seam panels feature a continuous interlock to ensure weather tightness. Plus, a 30-year, non-prorated warranty ensures finishes are guaranteed not to fade, even with ongoing exposure to sun and salt air.