Sarasota Yacht Club

Petersen Aluminum

Dating back to 1926, the Sarasota Yacht Club offers a high-profile waterfront location that is inviting to members and tropical storms alike. The club’s new 22,000 sq. ft. building is built up and replaces an on-grade structure that frequently bore the brunt of storms.

The new roof is built to Florida Building Code negative wind uplift pressures of 130 mph per the construction drawings and utilizes 23,000 sq. ft. of .040” aluminum PAC-CLAD Tite-Loc Plus panels by Petersen Aluminum. The 16” wide aluminum panels were finished in Cool Color Silver.

The two-story building presents a striking presence on the Sarasota waterfront when passing over the John Ringling Bridge or from nearby St. Armand’s Key.

Architectural design was provided by DSDG, Inc., Sarasota. The main structure is clearly plantation style but the architectural style is modern. “‘Coastal contemporary’ is a phrase the club gave us to model our design from,” said Tom Denslow, principal at DSDG.

Installation of the Petersen metal roof was done by All Steel Consultants, Inc., Palmetto, FL. “Given the high visibility of the building as well as the roof, the metal decking had to be near-perfect in order to get the best results from the aluminum panels,” according to Ralph George, president. “Fortunately, we had a local GC that paid close attention to details. Consequently, the roof looks wonderful and, of course, the aluminum is ideal for the coastal application. We even used stainless steel clips and fasteners since the building is right on the water. It’s really a pretty roof!”

The general contractor on the project was Tandem Construction, Sarasota.

About Petersen

Petersen Aluminum logoPetersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, flush- and reveal-joint panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in Kynar 70% PVDF finish in 45 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota.

For information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit or write to

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