Metal roof panels help university housing reach LEED zero energy building goals
A total 148,000 square feet of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. metal roof panels were installed while constructing Elon University’s Station at Mill Point housing complex.
The Elon, N.C., university’s residential village features 25 furnished buildings that can house 324 students. The complex’s 5,091-square-foot “depot” building — which includes a fitness center, meeting rooms, social spaces and a residence staff office — also features Metal Sales’ 100 percent recyclable roof panels, and was awarded certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating program.
“We needed a sustainable roofing material that provided unmatched durability and distinctive character,” said Carleton Collins, project architect for McMillan Pazdan Smith. “The apartments in the Station at Mill Point feature different exterior design characteristics with unique colors and shapes. Furnishing each apartment building with a Metal Sales roof provided a common theme and consistency in the design.”
The 25 brightly colored buildings use 148,000 square feet of 24-gauge, 16-inch, striated Magna-Loc standing-seam roof panels, with a Kynar 500 finish and painted in bronze and dark green.
Danny Henson, vice president at roofing contractor Henson & Associates, said working with Metal Sales on the installation was a pleasure.
“The installation of 25 metal roofs at the Station at Mill Point went smoothly and met all deadlines,” said Henson. “Metal Sales was a big help in ensuring the job was a success. They provided a high-quality product and were available for assistance when we needed them.”