Coca Cola House with Custom Metal Roof Tiles
- July 9, 2014
- Historic Roofing, Metal Roofing, Roofers
- Posted by Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
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The weeks project profile is a Coca-Cola Home in Atlanta, Georgia. As you can see in the photo above, it is an absolutely stunning home showing off Red Spanish Style Metal Roof Tiles. This project profile has been brought to us by Lon Gorsch, he is a project manager for Renaissance Roofing and has been with our company for 9 years.
- Name of the Resident or Company: Handcrafted Homes, Inc.
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
This circa 1910 home and was originally built for Asa Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola. This home is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Renaissance Roofing was commissioned to produce a new roofing system for this home. The home was undergoing a large scale restoration, and the original roof was well beyond its service life and simply had to be replaced.
We were tasked with creating a new system that would have a similar appearance as the original, fit their budget, and have a long lasting finish. The original tiles were fairly small and the interlocking feature was not very effective. When we designed the new tiles, we included the same interlock design as the metal tile we produced for a previous project. Additionally, to help reduce the installation and fabrication costs, the new tiles were made almost twice as long as the originals.
- Type of Existing Roof: Spanish Style Metal Tiles
- Type of New Roof: Spanish Style Metal Tiles
- Material: 26 gauge galvanized steel with Kynar finish
- Number of Squares: 37
- 4,240 pieces of field tile
- 720 pieces of valley and eave tile
- 257 pieces of decorative hip/ridge
- 4 decorative finials
Unique challenges: These metal roof tiles are “pressed” or “stamped”. The challenge when pressing these metal roof tiles is to not damage the Kynar finish. There is a thin plastic film put on by the metal manufacturer that is designed to provide a level of protection during normal sheet metal fabrication. We were able to make the tooling and design manufacturing processes that allowed this film to stay intact all the way up until the tiles were installed.
If you have any questions or are interested in a metal roof for your home. Feel free to call us at 1-800-699-5695 or follow the link below to contact one of our roofing specialists.