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McElroy Metal provides hurricane-safe solution for Surf City Municipal Complex

November 09, 2021

When the Town of Surf City, N.C., made plans to construct a building that would consolidate the police department and other emergency services operations, durability was a main consideration for an area that sees high winds and hurricanes on a regular basis. To meet the high-wind requirements of the coast, the architectural roofing choice was McElroy Metal’s Maxima standing seam metal roofing.

Highland Roofing of Wilmington, N.C., installed approximately 20,000 square feet of mechanically seamed Maxima panel with a 3-coat Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF finish in Bone White. The official ribbon cutting of the complex was held May 21, 2021.

“We selected a metal roof to add resilience to the new structure,” says Kyle Breuer, town manager. “Our previous building was lost to water damage during Hurricane Florence (in 2019) and that damage occurred because of water penetration through the roof.”

Breuer says aesthetics played a role in the selection of metal roofing as well.

“Metal helped us keep with our coastal theme,” he says. “Maintaining a community aesthetic consistency was an important consideration. Metal helped us achieve that.”

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