Commercial Project in North Richland Hills, Texas
About This Project
A school in North Richland Hills, Texas hired the Finished Work Roofing and Custom Metals team in June of 2016 to complete a large roofing project. The school needed to replace their roof and gutters because of damage caused by a hailstorm. They wanted cupolas installed, which posed as a challenge for our team. Cupolas are decorative pieces that are typically dome shaped and they usually sit on a high point of a roof. We wanted to make sure the cupolas looked very classy and clean, so our laborers took their time on every metal panel and custom fit them to the cupola since the cuts taper downwards. They start at the widest point of 16 inches and taper down to about two inches wide. Because of this complexity, the Finished Work Custom Metals team couldn’t use their standing seam roll former, so each panel had to be hand cut.
The school wanted two different colors for their roof installed, being metallic copper and medium bronze. Striated roof panels were used for the main portion of the roof replacement, rather than flat panels. We decided to do this because striated panels typically show less signs of oil canning or waviness in the metal. Flat panels make it much more obvious when the metal starts to bend. These decisions were made for aesthetic appeal, as well as because the bends in the metal are stronger against hail. They also hide more imperfections that can appear from decking and oil canning over time. We are very happy to say this project only took a week and a half to complete, which was very important, as schools are on a time-sensitive schedule.