Petersen panels selected to retrofit roof

Although less than 15 years old, an architectural shingle roof was leaking badly at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Ark.,  “We get lots of wind in the area and every time a storm would come through, we would lose shingles,” says Jim Lay, construction manager for the college.  “So in our master plan, we decided to use metal on all future roof installations.”

Approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of PAC-Clad Snap-Clad panels from Petersen Aluminum were used in the major tear-off and re-roof project.  The 24 gauge, 18-inch panels were finished in Forest Green.

Project design for the 189,000 building was provided by MAHG Architecture, Inc., Fort Smith, AR. According to partner Galen Hunter, “The school saw this as an opportunity to resolve the leakage problem and bring the building into conformance with the master plan.  The re-roof was done in sections while classes were in session and the whole process went smoothly.  We’ve spent a lot of time researching roofs and we’re very confident with the Petersen system.”

Installation of the roof was done by Harness Roofing, Inc., Springdale, AR.  “The school originally wanted a metal roof when the building was constructed 15 years ago but opted for a less expensive shingle roof that failed,” said James Russell, project manager.  “The building had been well maintained and adding the metal roof made it look like new.  The only challenge was working around the students.  We had to keep moving safety fences and equipment.  And, of course, we had to remain covered-up and water tight at all times.  But the building really got a modern facelift and looks great.”

Long-recognized as an industry leader in metal standing seam roofing products, Petersen also offers exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall panels and column covers.  All provide the well-known Petersen quality and are available in 37 standard colors on steel and 36 standard colors on aluminum.

For more information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD or visit

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