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McElroy Metal metal roofing, wall panels provide desired aesthetic for visible self-storage facility

October 24, 2022

The focus of the Broad Street Self-Storage facility was the community. It was important to construct a modern, attractive and functional space.

Metal roofing and wall panels from McElroy Metal helped all concerned achieve the design goals for the Broad Street Self-Storage buildings, located on a busy street in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The owners wanted the facility to blend in with the attractive architectural surroundings.

“It was important to the owners, who live in the community, to erect a self-storage facility that was functional and enhanced the aesthetics of the San Luis Obispo community,” says Raul Gonzales, project manager for MakoRabco Steel of Carlsbad, Calif. “The main building, nearest the road, featured towers and pop-outs (awnings) to help with drainage and add an aesthetic element to the building.”

MakoRabco Steel erected three buildings during Phase 1 of this project, a total of 442 units. Phase 2, which will double the storage capacity, is in the drawing stage and calls for two more buildings. Phase 1’s three buildings accounted for 59,430 square feet and included metal panels from McElroy Metal for the roofing, end walls and side walls. The roofing was a 24-gauge Mirage concealed fastener panel, some in Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF Charcoal and some in Galvalume. A 26-gauge U-Panel was installed on the end walls and a 26-gauge Multi-Rib panel was used for the side walls, both in Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF Clay.

McElroy Metal also supplied Clay trim, Charcoal gutters and downspouts, Charcoal awnings and Charcoal soffits. Janus International manufactured the Cedar Red exterior roll-up doors and the Glossy White interior roll-up doors.

“The design was a collaboration between us, the architect and the county, and since it’s on such a heavily trafficked road, coming into San Luis Obispo, we did work with the county to make sure the façade of the property was designed in a way that was aesthetically pleasing,” says Chase Morgan of Morgan Enterprises, owners of Broad Street Self-Storage. “The county did push us, in a sense, to make it a little more aesthetically pleasing than normal. Eventually, we agreed with the county that we were OK with the design, the arches, the architectural details on the front. We figured this could be our flagship self-storage facility.”

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