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Metal roofs bring Lowcountry charm to famed resort’s newest additions

Southern hospitality has been the hallmark of the Sea Island resort on Georgia’s St. Simons Island since its first guests arrived in 1928. Over the decades, the property has expanded from the original Addison Mizner hotel to include the English manor-style Lodge and multiple PGA-honored golf courses. Among the latest additions are six Lowcountry-inspired cottages that bring luxury appointments to informal, coastal living.

The cottages range in size from two to four bedrooms and, though they opened their doors in November 2018, they look like they’ve been a part of the resort since its earliest days. They were designed by the New York office of Hart Howerton Architects, a firm with a long history working with luxury resorts that also has been engaged in a range of additions and restorations throughout Sea Island. Drawing on the region’s design emphasis on durability as well as good looks, Hart Howerton specified PAC-CLAD standing-seam metal roofs from Petersen for all the cottages. They feature the company’s Weathered Zinc finish that provides a graceful, aged patina right from the start.

In total, Athens, Ga.-based Bone Dry Roofing installed 22,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s .032 aluminum Snap-Clad panels across the six properties. The panels, which feature a continuous interlock and a 30-year, non-prorated finish warranty, can be specified in a broad range of stocked colors.

Bone Dry’s installers were racing the clock to get the cottages’ roofs in place, because the project faced a firm deadline. Sea Island’s owners wanted the new accommodations to be ready to welcome guests in time for a signature annual event – the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic. Originally called the McGladrey Classic, the competition has been held at Sea Island every year since its debut in 2010.