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.'s product line includes metal roof and wall systems, metal soffits and metal roof recoating products. For more information, visit

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