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Halfway House

Petersen Aluminum

Known as “The Halfway House,” these two separate residences on Bayou Boisdore in Pass Christian, MS, definitely get a second look from passers-by.

Approximately 3,500 sq. ft. of Petersen’s Snap-Clad™ Panels was installed on each of the two residences. Finished in Silver Metallic, the .032 aluminum panels provide a unifying look.

The owner, architect and general contractor on the project was Rob Stumm, president of Carriere-Stumm, Inc., New Orleans, a commercial roofing and sheet metal construction company.

“I had the opportunity to buy two adjoining lots,” said Stumm. “I’ve always claimed I could design and build two as cheaply as one so this was my chance to prove it. Of course, it definitely helped that a friend who is in the drywall and structural steel business bought the second lot. We were able to trade services.”

“I designed the structure to resemble a West Indies-type plantation house and basically cut it in half,” said Stumm. Each residence is approximately 3,200 sq. ft.

Stumm planned The Halfway House to be hurricane proof and Katrina proved the integrity of Stumm’s design. “There’s no wood on the house,” Stumm said. “All of the columns and exterior elements are covered with PAC-CLAD material. We had no structural damage and the Snap-Clad roof held tight. But there was 26’ of water in the house. We gutted the living quarters on the second floor, hosed it out and put up new drywall. It’s as good as new!”

Snap-Clad panels feature a 1 ¾” leg height and a continuous interlock for improved structural performance and wind resistance.

About Petersen

Petersen Aluminum logoPetersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding systems in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, standing seam roof panels, flush- and reveal-joint wall panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in a Kynar-based 70% PVDF Fluropon coating in 46 standard colors and 16 wood grain finishes that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED requirements and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. BIM and CAD documents are available for most products. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona, Washington and Minnesota. For information on the complete line of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit or write to

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