Lafayette Regional Airport Hangar Retrofit

Roof Hugger, LLC

In 2012, the Lafayette Regional Airport underwent a retrofit reroof and energy upgrade on their 114 Borman aircraft hangar building, with the help of retrofit framing from Roof Hugger topped with standing seam metal roofing from McElroy Metal. The Lafayette, LA project was unusual due to it being a reroof of an existing barreled metal roof; this required the new metal roof panels to be jobsite curved.

David Furr - of Roofing Solutions, LLC of Prairieville, LA, the contractor for the project – is a 20-year veteran in construction. He noted that the 120’ long roof panels were rollformed and curved on site. According to Roofing Solutions’ jobsite superintendent Anel Ayala, this was time consuming and challenging, taking up to 15 workers at a time to stage the panels atop the old roof.

The new 24-gauge McElroy Metal “238T” standing seam metal roof was provided in a Regal White color with an overall coverage area of 31,500 sq. ft. The retrofit sub-framing was provided by Roof Hugger, Inc. of Odessa, FL. The 7,000 lineal feet of new 16-gauge factory-notched sub-purlins were manufactured 5-inches deep to accommodate full thickness fiberglass rolled insulation with a thermal resistance value of R-13; the insulation was installed in the cavity between the old and new roofs.

Due to high wind speeds for the southern Louisiana area, McElroy provided their continuous clips available with the “238T” roof system to satisfy the wind uplift without requiring additional sub-framing in the corners and edges of the roof. This was cost-effective both from a materials and labor standpoint.

Roof Hugger and McElroy Metal have successfully completed numerous projects since they signed a licensing agreement in late 2011, with jobs ranging from small to very large projects. For example, in North Texas where it is common to experience severe late spring hail storms, the two manufacturers shipped materials in late 2012 for several very large, cosmetically-damaged metal roof projects in the Dallas area.

To find out more about Roof Hugger, Inc. and McElroy Metal, Inc., visit their websites at www.roofhugger.com and www.mcelroymetal.com respectively. To learn more about Roofing Solutions LLC, visit www.roofingsolutionsla.com.

About Roof Hugger

roof hugger logoRoof Hugger notched sub-purlins enable replacement of new metal roof panels over an old metal roof. They can be used over screw-down or standing seam roof systems and can accommodate new standing seam or screw-down panels. Roof Huggers also maintain integrity of original design loadings; achieve "thermal break" air space between old and new roof sheets; allow for optional insulation; and are laboratory and load tested—with certified load charts. For more information on metal-over-metal retrofit re-roofing, contact Roof Hugger at 800-771-1711 or visit www.roofhugger.com.

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