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Library features metal roof

Photo: Willis Smith Construction
Photo: Willis Smith Construction

Amy Weber, architect at St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Harvard Jolly Architecture, says the aesthetics of Gulf Gate Public Library in Sarasota, Fla., are intended to reflect the Craftsman style of architecture endemic to the area. Copper was initially considered for the roofing material but was too expensive.

Sutter Roofing Co., Sarasota, installed approximately 15,000 square feet of Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 24-gauge PAC-CLAD Tite-Loc Plus Panels in Champagne on the multi-sloped roof. Additionally, Sutter Roofing installed 8,000 square feet of Petersen Aluminum's 24-gauge Snap-Clad Panels in Champagne. Willis Smith Construction, Sarasota, was the general contractor, and Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply Co. Inc. was the distributor.

Dave Landis, architectural and technical sales manager at Petersen Aluminum, says his company has long-term relationships with all the companies involved in the project. "We really had outstanding partners on this job," he says. "And I think that shows in the quality of the work and the spirit in which it was accomplished."

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