Case Study

Show Low Public Library

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the building and construction industry, tops the new Show Low Public Library in Show Low, AZ, providing an eco-friendly roofing option with an aesthetic that expresses both local charm and a modern edge.

The Show Low Public Library is the first ground-up build of its kind for the community, and marked the initial phase of a two-part streetscape improvement project. The second phase involved a renovation of Show Low’s former library into new city council chambers. The two facilities are situated in direct alignment, providing optimal access for community members. The projects were completed in July and August 2010, respectively.

Metal Sales’ Magna-Loc 16”, 24-gauge panels cover 30,170 square feet atop the Show Low Public Library, offering a durable and sustainable roof that the community can enjoy for decades to come.

“In terms of sustainability, a pleasing aesthetic, and budget, Metal Sales was the obvious choice,” says Jonah Busick, Director at Shepley Bulfinch and architect of the project. “The Champagne Metallic panels provide high reflectivity, perfect for reducing the Library’s expensive cooling costs. We also admired Metal Sales’ use of recycled materials, which nicely facilitates the eco-friendly approach of the design.”

The new 20,000 square foot library boasts a 50% size increase, and has been well received by the community. With its sleek design and environmental consciousness, the citizens of Show Low are visiting in large numbers to take advantage of the library’s special programs, computer labs, and expansive book and video collection. The facility owner and civic leaders have been very satisfied with the overall project, including the metal roof.

“The [Metal Sales] materials complement the design aesthetic wonderfully,” explains Busick. “This project attempts to blend local White Mountain traditions with a contemporary crisp feel, and the panels completely fulfill that expectation.”

Metal Sales Magna-Loc is a standing seam roof panel with a concealed clip designed for thermal movement. It features a mechanically seamed side lap with factory-applied sealant, and can be applied over open framing or a solid substrate. Installation of the Magna-Loc panels on the Show Low Public Library was quite efficient, despite harsh winter conditions.

“I was very happy with the installation of the panels,” says Sean Cutler, Project Manager of Sierra Builders, the installation company specified to the project. “We have worked with Metal Sales before, and we would absolutely work with them again.”

Project Details

Show Low Public Library

Project Size: 30,170
Project Completion Date: 2011
Project Type: Entertainment/Leisure
Architect: Shepley Bulfinch Phoenix, AZ
Installer: Sierra Builders Phoenix, AZ