Metal roof installed on Air Force military base
Longstanding leaks at a U.S. Air Force base clubhouse near Marysville, California, are fixed, thanks to an area mechanical contractor and a metal roof made by McElroy Metal.
Lincoln, California-based Rua and Son Mechanical put McElroy Metal’s 238T plank-and-pencil-rib standing-seam metal roof on the Reece Point clubhouse at the Beale Air Force Base’s Coyote Run golf course to fix problems with the valleys between the main roof and the curved roof over the entrance.
“That’s where all the problems were and they were dealing with leaks from day one,” says Rua and Son President Louie Rua. “We installed a system with better lapping and counterflashing. At the transition, we installed a half-inch aluminum welded saddle.”
McElroy Metal brought a roll former and curver to the job, and 30,800 square feet of the 238T panel in a surrey beige color was formed and installed. The longest panels were almost 70 feet long. Five areas required curved panels, the four entrances and at the top of the club house, a large vented area for the HVAC construction equipment in the attic.
Company officials say McElroy Metal’s 238T symmetrical panels fight wind uplift and allow the replacement of individual panels.
Andrew Drumheller, of Yuba City, California-based North Star Construction, oversaw the re-roofing project as the general contractor.
“There is a lot of security protocol in place on this military base,” he said. “Security is very tight, and the building was in use the whole time. So our challenge was coordinating the job with the occupants. Our installer did a great job.”