Bright metal roof panels add to waterpark’s tropical theme
Along with a 38,000-square-foot wave pool and multiple amusement park rides, a newly constructed waterpark near Atlanta also includes 22 buildings outfitted with colorful standing-seam metal roofing.
Petersen Aluminum’s bright Pac-Clad metal roof panels were selected to complement the tropical island theme of Six Flags Over Georgia’s new Hurricane Harbor waterpark.
Project officials say the aluminum panels were also chosen because of the buildings’ proximity to chlorinated water, which can be tough on building materials.
Rick Primm, president of Tucker, Ga.-based roofing contractor R.E. Primm & Co., said due to a tight deadline, the project team had to bring on more help to complete construction.
“We were moving along pretty well when I suddenly got a call from the GC (general contractor) asking if we could finish up in four days. I thought we had at least two weeks before we had to be done,” Primm said. “Several of the smaller buildings hadn’t even been built yet. We brought in extra crews and worked day and night to get it done. It was one of the tightest deadlines we’ve ever encountered.”
Primm installed a combined 25,000 square feet of metal roofing, including 0.032-inch-thick aluminum, 16-inch-long Snap-Clad standing-seam panels and R-36 exposed fastener panels. The amount of Petersen Aluminum material used on each of the park’s buildings ranged from 800 to 6,000 square feet.
The project’s general contractor was McMichael’s Construction Co. of Covington, Ga. “We had design responsibility for all aspects of the project except the pool systems,” said project manager Glenn Almand. “We have a great relationship and great confidence in R.E. Primm. We leaned on Rick Primm for the choice of the metal panel manufacturer and he recommended Petersen. He also suggested aluminum panels instead of steel for this application. It was a mad dash to the finish but we pulled it off.”
Architectural design was provided by Hill, Foley, Rossi and Associates of Duluth, Ga., and the project’s roofing supplier was CRS Inc. of Doraville, Ga.