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Tyler, TX Fire Station #5

Valspar Coating Protects Fire Station's Curved Metal Roof

About half way between Dallas and the Louisiana border lies the growing community of Tyler, Texas. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the city is recognized in the region as a destination for education and technology. Tyler is home to four colleges and universities, along with two regional hospital systems. As the city continues to invest in the future, both in the private and public sectors, the Tyler Fire Station #5 provides a great example for what’s to come.

Catering to the west side of the city in a very visible lot, the Tyler Fire Station #5 needed to both flow functionally and look good doing it. The team at Lochner BWR Division, Tyler, put together plans for the 8,865 square-feet building, and turned to McElroy Metal and Valspar to top the project off, literally. The brick and stone walls are accented by a curved metal roof constructed using more than 14,000 square-feet of McElroy’s Maxima 2-inch ADV tall standing seam panels, and finished in a sleek shade of Valspar’s Fluropon® coating in Medium Bronze.

Hefner Roofing of Pittsburg, Texas was enlisted to install the curvaceous roof, which took a team of eight men a little less than four weeks to complete. The coated metal panels were curved onsite by McElroy, where the team from Hefner Roofing of Pittsburg, TX then used a custom-made hoist to reel them to the top of the building. Once in place, the panels were clipped and seamed in standard fashion. Utilizing a metal roof will help to keep cooling costs low and extend the overall life of the building. Metal roofs, as compared to their counterparts, put less weight on a building, leading to less stress on the wall structure.

Recognized as both a durable and attractive option, metal roofs are also low maintenance. When combined with an architectural coating like Fluropon, functionality is increased. Valspar’s flagship coating is known for its resistance to calking and fading. It’s also often chosen for its color retention and formability properties. Sure to bring these qualities to the Tyler Fire Station #5, the Fluropon clad roof sets the bar for new buildings to come as the city continues to thrive.

To learn more about metal roof and wall systems from McElroy Metal, click here.

About Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

sherwin-williams-logoSherwin-Williams Coil Coatings delivers a full range of high-performance coatings in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), silicone-modified polyester (SMP), and polyester formulas, designed to meet the most demanding environmental requirements while providing protection against weathering and pollution. The Coil Coatings Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging, and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, visit coil.sherwin.com.










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