Celadon Condominiums in Panama City Beach, FL, was one of the first high-rise condominium projects completed after the 2004 Florida Building Code went into effect. The 220’-tall structure has 193 one-, two- and three-bedroom units and is literally just yards away from the Atlantic Ocean. In designing a roof for the tower, architect Collins & Associates of Panama City borrowed a page from the reroofing with metal playbook, using a light-gauge retrofit frame as a sub-structure for the building’s metal roof.
The approach was taken because of the firm’s familiarity and success at using retrofit framing systems for its school renovation projects. In addition to being adaptable to the conditions specific to each job, the systems have been proven to be able to withstand hurricane-force winds. For similar reasons and beauty too, the firm chose as a metal roofing material an Englert Series 2500 standing seam roof system.
More than 26,000 sq. ft. of the 18”-wide panels were used on the 23-story tower and an adjacent activities building. The 24”-gauge mechanically seamed panels have a Patina Green paint finish. They were rollformed at the jobsite and installed by Ameritech Roofing of Panama City Beach.
The project’s general contractor was W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., Panama City.