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Reid State Technical College Administration Building

Garland Co. Inc.

The original, 30-year-old metal roof over the Administration Building at Reid State Technical College in Evergreen, AL was damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, causing leaks. The leaking had become progressively worse in recent years, prompting College administrators to explore roof replacement options – which eventually led to the use of standing seam metal roofing from The Garland Company Inc.

The goal of the project was to provide the College with a high-performance, durable, watertight solution, capable of withstanding the most severe weather conditions. In addition, the College wanted to visually integrate its buildings together to create an improved aesthetic appeal. The existing roof system, including wall panels and soffits, was removed down to the structural framing. To minimize disruption, while achieving watertight integrity and durability, the new 48-foot long steel standing seam panels were installed over the existing framing.

The standing seam metal system was chosen for this project for its strength, aesthetic appearance, and its ability to span structurally across the existing framing system. Garland’s 24-gauge 16-inch R-Mer® Span panels are designed to provide the highest performance in windstorm and water penetration resistance in the industry, offering the durability and watertight integrity needed for a long-term, high-performance solution.

Metal mansards and soffit panels were chosen to close in the perimeters of the building and give the appearance of a continuous metal roof. In addition, a new architectural entrance canopy with exposed framing and a curved roof was constructed for the Administration Building, completing the campus-wide upgrade. A total of 32,000 square-feet of metal roof, mansard and soffit panels were used on the project.

This high-performance roofing solution was provided by a Garland as single, full-service manufacturer, who coordinated weekly on-site inspections with the contractor during the project, ensuring the full design intent was met.

The contractor/installer was Amerson Roofing of Atmore, AL. The architect was Exford & Associates Architects of Birmingham, AL.

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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