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Community United Methodist Church - Circleville

Garland Co. Inc.

The shingled roof of the Community United Methodist Church in Circleville, Ohio had been leaking in multiple areas for years. As a temporary fix, additional layers of shingles were installed. But even with three layers of shingles on the roof, the leaking continued. The church congregation, frustrated with the constant leaking, rallied together to raise money for a more permanent solution. The goal of this project was to provide the church with a high-performance roofing solution – which included standing seam metal from The Garland Company, Inc. - with guaranteed watertight protection.

The constant leaking over the years had damaged some of the structural wood trusses, requiring a complete roof tear off and subsequent repair of the wood decking. To achieve the church’s performance objectives, .040-inch aluminum standing seam metal panels were installed on the roof, providing the durability and leak-free protection needed for a long-term solution.

The Garland standing seam metal system was chosen for this project for its versatile design possibilities and its ability to create a watertight system. Due to the various changes in plane on the church’s roof, many of the tough details had to be field cut on site to ensure watertight protection.

The 16-inch, .040-inch aluminum Portland Stone R-Mer® Span panels lead the industry in windstorm and water penetration resistance, guaranteeing 30 years of watertight protection. Although the panels varied in length from 62-feet at their longest to 5-feet at their shortest, each was a continuous panel with no endlaps, providing further watertight protection.

As a single full-service manufacturer, Garland supplied both the 10,000 sq. ft of metal roofing as well as the 4,100 sq. ft. modified portion of this high-performance roofing solution which is covered by a 30-year warranty.

The metal roofing contractor/installer was Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal of Wheeling, WV.

About Garland

Garland logoThe Garland Company Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders of quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets - for new construction and retrofit. Garland provides products and services designed for the whole building, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. The product line includes architectural and structural standing metal roof systems, metal wall systems, metal soffits, metal roof recoating systems and accessories like snowguards.

For over 125 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers throughout the world. Today, Garland's network of over 220 local building envelope professionals is ideally positioned throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide quality building envelope solutions for single and multi-property facilities. The Garland Company Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For more information about Garland, visit or call 800-321-9336.

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