Jaycox Architects and Associates specified an aluminum roof for a private residence in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., located three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, so the material could withstand the corrosive, saltwater environment.
William Jaycox, AIA, principal at Jaycox Architects and Associates, says the house has the presence of a single-story structure. “But the children’s bedrooms are in the attic with multiple dormers providing daylight and creating the undulating flow of the roof,” he says.
The roof design includes many angles. Bill Thorne, owner and president of Thorne Metal Systems Inc., the installer for the project, says his company worked with the general contractor, C.F. Knight Inc., to ensure two to three layers of protection were in place to make it watertight. “A lot of advance planning went into making sure that the lines from each ridge align with the other side and line up at the transitions and hip lines,” he says. “There are a lot of transitions or dead valleys where significant amounts of water dump into small areas.”
Thorne Metal Systems installed approximately 12,000 square feet of Petersen Aluminum Corp.’s 0.040-inch aluminum Snap-Clad panels in PACCLAD Cool Color Slate Gray for the 7,500-squarefoot residence, completed in February 2014. The roof system is Class 90 hurricane rated and meets Florida building code requirements.
Architect: Jaycox Architects and Associates, Jacksonville, Fla.
General contractor: C.F. Knight Inc., Jacksonville
Installer: Thorne Metal Systems Inc., Green Cove Spring, Fla.
Metal roof panels: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., www.pac-clad.com