Narrow roof panels top mixed-use facility to complement batten board siding

Oxford Square, a new mixed-use retail and child care center located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington corridor in Howard County, Maryland, is prominently topped with 22,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 10-in. on-center Snap-Clad roofing panels. The approachable design, created by JP2 Architects in Towson, Md., includes multiple dormers that give the retail center a friendly, inviting appearance.

Installation of 10-in. panels is more labor intensive than wider panels, but created the right aesthetic, said Mike McKinney, project manager for roofing contractor Orndorff & Spaid Inc. in Beltsville, Md. “The architect spec’d the narrower panel to complement the batten board siding,” McKinney said. “The roof is really key to the overall design and the finished job turned out great.”

The 24 gauge Snap-Clad panels were finished in Petersen’s Cool Color Evergreen and fabricated at Petersen’s manufacturing facility in Annapolis Junction, Md.

Orndorff & Spaid also installed the patented ColorGard snow retention system that utilizes the S-5! Clamp for its strength. ColorGard is the only product available which will precisely match the color of any Petersen PAC-CLAD roof panel. The S-5! technology involves gripping the seam in such a way that there is no penetration of the panel material.

The general contractor on the project was Chesapeake Contracting Group in Reistertown, Md.