Jacksonville, FL: Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. recently received the 2022 Excellence in Construction Award. Presented by The Florida First Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), this honorable award recognizes the highest quality construction projects, safety programs, and craftsmanship in Northeast Florida. This year’s award highlighted Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.’s complex new roof installation project on the Plum Orchard Mansion located in Cumberland Island, Georgia.
Built by the Carnegie family in the 1890s, the Plum Orchard Mansion presented a unique challenge for Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. As a historical piece managed by the United States National Park Service, the new cedar shake roof was constructed to reflect the original architecture while still providing long-term durability. Additionally, the mansion had logistical obstacles, as it was not accessible by road. Every piece of equipment including the materials and crew needed to be transported via boat.
In collaboration with GM Hill Engineering Inc., Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. recommended a composite solution by DaVinci Roofscapes that not only matched the look of traditional cedar shake roofing but doubled the roof’s life expectancy to 50+ years. For the low-slope areas of the roof, the team installed tapered insulation and covered the roof with a Johns Manville cold-applied modified bitumen roofing solution. This system allowed the roof to combat moisture while preventing future leaks.
Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.’s in-house metal shop allowed the team to save the National Park Service time and money spent on crafting the required copper gutters. Overall, the Plum Orchard Mansion project was deemed a great success for Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., its partners, and the National Park Service. Not only had they designed a new cedar shake roof that accommodated the mansion’s original stature, but they built a roof that was meant to last.
About Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.: Based in Jacksonville, FL, Register Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. is a commercial roofing company with over 40 years of experience in the industry. They specialize in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all forms of commercial roofs from almost every manufacturer. Call (904) 215-8533 or visit their website to learn more.