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Metal Roofing and Metal Siding Projects and Case Studies

Vintage® - Case Studies

The following case studies showcase a range of projects featuring Steelscape’s metal roofing and siding colors. Projects include residential and commercial projects and are organized by Steelscape product family. Additional project photos are available in the photo gallery.

Storage facility featuring Steelscape's Vintage®

At the intersection of two freeways sits this distinctive mixed-use development. Designed to capture the attention of passing motorists, the structure includes a state-of-the-art self-storage facility, residential lofts, and street-facing retail stores. The design features a broad material palette of brick, concrete, and metal siding and contributes to the continued revitalization of the west-end Broadway area.

The design features Steelscape’s Vintage® finish, used in conjunction with AEP Span’s NuWave® Corrugated profile. This color subtly contrasts the different layered materials used in the structure while still promoting the historical roots of this area. The texture of the corrugated profile enhances visual appeal, despite the design’s functional need to be boxy and utilitarian.

Architect: Vrilakas | Groen
Siding Product: AEP Span 24-gauge Nu Wave® Corrugated
Installer: Rua and Son Mechanical
Finish: Steelscape’s Vintage®

Broadcast Apartments

The Broadcast Apartment complex stands out from its surroundings through the extensive use of Steelscape’s Vintage metal finish. Featuring 70 residential units and 4 live-work units, the complex features a variety of different wall panel forms to add texture and character to the flat surfaces of the structure. The timeless warmth of Vintage® provides a distinctive, evolving appearance that engages with natural light in a compelling way. Finished in 2017, the structure features a collection of different spaces incorporating apartments, retail space, rooftop entertainment options, and underground parking.

Architect: Johnson Oaklief Architecture and Planning
Builder: Trent Development

Mother Neff State Park - Vintage by Steelscape

This new, limestone visitor center formed the centerpiece of the re-opening of Mother Neff State park following extensive upgrades in 2015. The design team chose the classic color and depth of Steelscape’s Vintage® to complement the mixed metal and stone facade. Designed to match existing historic structures within Texas’ oldest state park, Vintage’s ageless hue integrates the clean lines of modern roofing design with the unique texture of authentic stone.

Roofer: Port Enterprises and Roofcrafters

This STEM academy delivers an inspiring environment for hands on learning in science and technology. Consisting of the renovation of two existing buildings and the addition of a new structure, the facility provides the benchmark for the school district’s labs and classrooms.

Steelscape’s Vintage® was used in conjunction with a box-ribbed metal wall panel to add texture and complementary shadow lines to this modern structure. Vintage’s classic metallic hue interacts dynamically with natural light and blends exceptionally well with the mixed use of wood and masonry siding products.

Architect: Erickson McGovern
Contractor: Architectural Sheet Metal

Completed in 2018, Goodhaus is a Zero Net Energy home designed by and built for the principals of Atmosphere Design Build. Selected as Fine Homebuilding’s House 2018, this 2,300 sq ft family home embodies the designer’s passions of resiliency, efficiency, health and comfort, beauty and playfulness.

Steelscape’s Vintage® was used to achieve the design vision of ‘handmade modern’ and to complement the extensive use of natural cedar siding. Vintages dynamic hue contributes to the integration of the structure with the dense, natural environment of the surrounding Sierra foothills.

Architect: Atmosphere Design Build
Photo Credit: Kat Alves Photography

This project had a simple design mission to create an ‘awe-inspiring’ area where both students and staff were excited to visit each day. At almost 100,000 square feet in size, this modern, visually striking school has achieved this vision.

Steelscape’s dynamic Vintage® finish was selected as the preferred material for the metal façade as its unique interaction with light contributed to the layered design of the structure. The combination of the upper varied wall panel design, in conjunction with a lower multi-tone brick façade, contributes to an engaging sense of texture.

Vintage’s versatile hue enables the expansive building to integrate into its high-desert environment, and metal’s outstanding durability provides peace of mind for the school district for decades to come.

Architect: Blythe Group + Co.

This collaboratively developed school instills pride among teachers and students with its commanding yet memorable design. The design focuses on dynamic circulation, which creates student gathering spaces and provides students with a variety of pathways, both physically and academically.

The façade extensively features Steelscape’s Vintage® finish on a box ribbed panel. The classic aged appearance of Vintage works in concert with other siding panels to add texture, and to contrast the rich red brick siding elements. The Vintage finish further helps this design endure the test of time with its standard anti-graffiti finish.

Architect: BBT Architects
Installer: Skyline Sheet Metal

This 120,000 square foot, 850 student school sits within the Five Mile Prairie region of Spokane Washington. The design features smaller learning communities for each grade to improve safety, to enhance a sense of community, and to ease student progression from elementary to middle school.

The exterior façade features Steelscape’s Vintage finish in conjunction with AEP Span’s Flex Series® metal siding. The combination of the engaging, varied vertical panel shapes, and dynamic color of Vintage, produce siding accents and shadows that evolve throughout the day. The modern yet restrained hue of Vintage integrate with the light brick perimeter and the open, natural setting of the school. Metal siding was a conscious project decision to maximize the life span of the building while reducing operational costs. Vintage’s inherent graffiti resistance aided in the color selection decision, making its use for a school a great fit!

Architect: ALSC Architects
Installer: Graham Construction
Photo Credit: Alan Brandt Photography

This home sits on the expansive Refuge Air Ranch, a unique 65 acre, 25 lot community with 6,000 Ft of runway. The home integrates an airplane hangar and a comfortable living quarters, and uses a diverse range of materials to integrate the structure into its mountain setting. Recreating the appeal of an old farmhouse, Steelscape’s Vintage® is featured in a silo focal point of the design. The dynamic finish and warm color of Vintage provide an intriguing accent piece in this unique design. Vintage is further used as a contrasting trim and hangar door color.

Architect: Timberline Associates

This 2-story, 28-classroom school replaces the original 1963 building to bring elementary school education into the 21st century. The design emphasizes natural lighting and ventilation to improve the learning environment while reducing energy consumption.

The building extensively features metal siding and roofing, a desirable choice when durability and low operating costs are important considerations. The roofing and siding surfaces feature Steelscape’s versatile yet dynamic Vintage® color, which accentuates the shapes and shows of the building.

Architect: Cornerstone Architectural Group
Contractor: Babbitt Neuman Construction Company

Vintage® Heritage - Case Studies
Commercial Building with Vintage Heritage in MT

16” standing seam and ¼” corrugated metal siding with Steelscape’ Vintage® Heritage finish feature on this commercial building in Montana. This product combination provides a clean look and transforms the visual appeal of this utilitarian building design. Vintage Heritage offers unique visual appeal through its warm yet distinctive finish, versatile color, and dynamic light interaction.

The customer for this project had previously used Steelscape’s Vintage® in other exterior siding applications. They were excited by the enhanced visual distinction and added depth that Vintage Heritage offers and were eager to install one of the first applications of the product. The result looks fantastic, and the customer was thrilled with the transformational impact on the building.

Product: 16” Nailstrip (Standing Seam), and ¼” Corrugated
Finish: Vintage® Heritage Legacy
Product manufacturer and photo credit: Great Northern Metal Company

Solid Color - Case Studies
Steelscape Design Inspiration | Skokomish Community Center

Designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment to the Twana community, this distinctive net-zero structure incorporates a gathering space, commercial kitchen, education space and a gymnasium. The vibrant Colonial Red roof and trim contrasts with the wood siding to provide a captivating, staunch structure that integrates with its surrounding wooded environment. The skillion style roof facilitates the extensive use of solar while also enabling the crisp, clean lines of the standing roof to be on prominent display.

Architect: 7 Directions
Builder: Pease Construction and Rognlins Inc.

Opened in 2018, the Kalama Harbor Lodge expands the network of family-owned McMenamin brewpubs with this four-story, 30,000 sq. ft. hotel and restaurant. Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, the lodge is modeled on the famous Pioneer Inn in Maui, a turn of the century, Lahaina building. This inspired design was chosen to complement McMenamins series of eclectic, captivating locations while also paying homage to one of the regions first settlers, John Kalama, originally from Maui.

Despite its historic appearance, this expansive hotel was built new from the ground up. The classic lines of the standing seam roof paired with a charismatic red hue, serve to provide a tasteful contrasting color to the lush surrounding environment while supporting the continuity of this historically influenced design.

Architect: Collins Architecture Group

This 2,000 square foot modern residential home is designed to optimize living space for a family of four within the modest confines of inner suburban Calgary. Deploying a structural beam and post framed design, this home creates the feeling of space through an open-plan layout and high vaulted ceilings. Large windows on both floors accentuate the open, spacious feeling.

The extensive use of standing seam metal cladding in Steelscape’s Slate Gray adds texture and distinct shadow lines while contributing to the modern aesthetic. This versatile color enables the unique integration between roof and siding surfaces. The muted hue also complements and accentuates the use of natural stained wood leading to a cohesive, memorable design.

Architect: Ryan Schmidt Architecture
Builder: Ironwood Building Corporation

Opened in October 2019, 7 years after it was originally envisioned, this shelter is designed to provide a warm atmosphere for 65 dogs, 55 cats, and other small animals. As the facility is heavily trafficked and requires frequent cleaning, metal was an obvious choice to reduce Operations & Maintenance budget impacts.

Genuine Steelscape steel was chosen for metal siding, roofing, and soffits to add visual interest, durability and for cost-effectiveness from both an environmental and capital cost perspective. To help convey the warm, fun, and inviting atmosphere, a bright custom yellow “Tuscan Sun” was chosen by a public forum. This was used in conjunction with contrasting Zinc Gray siding and roofing. This bright, modern color scheme blends well with the mixed-use of wood and brick to create a dramatic, contemporary design.

Architect: Eric Whole and Carolyn Natividad, LDA Partners
General Contractor: Robert E Boyer, Inc.

Nestled in the picturesque mountainside close to Aspen, Colorado, sits this stunning, modern single-family home. Appropriately called ‘Black Magic’, the home features an open floorplan and large windows of varying sizes to maximize the breathtaking views of this unique location.

Seeking to make a bold statement from its heavily wooded lot and earthy surroundings, the home features the extensive use of metal cladding in a dark solid hue. Corrugated metal wall panels add texture and visual appeal to the large squared surfaces, while also providing strength and resistance against the harsh Colorado winters. The use of similarly colored flush panels for accent pieces, add additional visual distinction to the structure.

Contractor: Rowland+Broughton Design Build

Eternal Collection® - Case Studies
Strategies for Success with Aluminum-Zinc Coated Metal Roofs

A Washington State homeowner selected Steelscape’s Eternal Collection® Urban Slate to uplift the style of their home with a stunning new roof. Built in 1993, this home featured an original teal roof with outdated, inferior paint technology.

The striking new roof features Steelscape’s Urban Slate on a classic standing seam profile. Urban Slate is a semi translucent finish which provides a deeper color that changes dynamically with daylight. This engaging color in conjunction with the clean, crisp lines of the standing seam profile uplift the curb appeal of this home and improve the integration of the home with its lush environment.

Roofing Profile: AEP Span’s Design Span® hp
Installer: Cogent Construction, Shelton WA

Located in the South Basin of the Puget Sound resides this vibrant, state-of-the-art, healthy living facility. Run as a nonprofit organization, the YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the local community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The spacious facility includes pools, gyms, sports courts, and educational areas and an engaging façade featuring Steelscape’s Eternal Collection® Ironstone finish. With its unique depth and dynamic light interaction, Ironstone provides a warm, contemporary color that complements wood and concrete materials and contrasts other metal elements. Its robust FEVE coating is a building manager’s dream, with outstanding durability, graffiti resistance, and low long-term maintenance requirements.

Architect: Williams Architecture
Installer: Bahnmiller Construction, Inc.

Woodgrain - Case Studies
Matte Barnwood Farmhouse

Nestled in the lush countryside of rural Wisconsin sits this new farmhouse structure featuring Steelscape’s Matte Barnwood finish in a board and batten siding profile.

The detailed pattern and shine-free paint produce an authentic wood effect. The versatile Matte Barnwood color pairs well with the black trim while integrating with the rural setting. Unlike traditional aged or distressed wood, this painted metal siding will not rot or decay or require ongoing maintenance. This durable metal siding will continue to look great for many years to come despite the punishment of the extreme Midwest winters.

Siding and Installation: Hixwood Metal
Finish: Steelscape’s Matte Barnwood

Aged Metallics - Case Studies
Take A Bow! Stunning New Performing Arts Center

This 29,000 square foot performing arts hub was designed to set the bar for modern student resources. This expansive facility includes a 500-seat performance theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, classrooms and more.

Winner of the 2018 42nd Annual Orchids & Onions Architectural Award, the charming patina of Steelscape’s Natural Antique Copper was chosen to provide a distinctive gleaming beacon for the school. This color selection also served to enhance integration with the broader pastel hues of this sun-kissed region.

Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux

Rawhide - Case Studies

This homeowner selected a classic standing seam roof in Steelscape’s Hartford Rawhide color to add performance and beauty to their log home. The crisp lines of the standing seam roof, the classic color, and natural texture of the log siding work together to create a welcoming home. The vivid green color complements the deep green hues of the surrounding area and a tasteful contrast to the natural log siding. The textured finish of the Rawhide color adds additional sensory appeal while reducing glare. This improves the homes integration into its lush, natural setting.

Rustic Rawhide® - Case Studies

Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Rockies sits this inviting residential home near Aspen Colorado. The home features uninterrupted panoramic views and a steep gabled roof recently replaced with Steelscape’s Rustic Rawhide.

The homeowners needed to replace their existing cedar shake roof with a durable system that would provide a Class A Fire Rating. When used in conjunction with the correct underlayment, Metal provides an excellent, high-performance solution that will last for decades. The homeowners had already decided on a standing seam metal roof but were undecided on color. When shown Rustic Rawhide samples they loved it right away. Rustic Rawhide offers a restrained color that complements the design features of the home with a texture that reduces the sheen of the large roof area.

With both visual appeal and outstanding performance, the home now features a roof as memorable as the views around it.

Roofer: Rich Acerra, Aspen Roofing Contractors

Rustic - Case Studies

Having served the local area since 1939, this Washington based fire department required an upgrade to reflect the growing needs of the community. This brand-new firehouse incorporates a range of mixed materials to deliver a stunning, modern design.​

Steelscape’s Burnt Rust, featured in a corrugated wall panel was selected to provide warmth and texture to this commanding community building. Burnt Rust offers an oxidized color with an authentic weathered look without the performance compromise. This versatile color both contrasts and complements the gray and neutral tones of other stone and metal siding materials.

Architect: TCA Architecture Planning​
Contractor: Shreve Construction LLC

Innovative Finish Elevates This Mile High School

Serving up to 1,000 students, this 142,000 square-foot school provides a robust environment for students to learn and grow. Seeking to integrate with the golden colors of the surrounding mountain region, the design team used a corrugated wall profile in conjunction with Steelscape’s Sedona Rust. This printed rust pattern was used rather than using a true weathered product, which would continue to deteriorate in performance–alleviating the headache of ongoing maintenance by school administrators. Sedona Rust provides the same warm, oxidized glow but is supported by the peace of mind of a complete paint warranty.

Architect: Hord Coplan Macht
Builder: Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP)

Vino Meets Virtue With Remarkable Metal Roof

Designed for a third generation winemaker, this memorable tasting room serves to cement the families winemaking legacy. Exuding a Tuscan charm, this premium venue creates a rich, memorable experience for visitors to the area.

The warm oxidized glow of Steelscape’s Sedona Rust was selected to provide a graceful roofline that contrasts with the light masonry siding yet perfectly suits the golden tones of the Central Coast wine region.

Architect: Vladimir Milosevic
Contractor: Rarig Construction

Fire Station 63

The expansive Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Station is designed to house one fire engine and one paramedic unit including crew living and support areas. Finishes were selected and designed based on sustainability, durability and integration into a broader mill concept. Steelscape’s Burnt Rust print in a corrugated profile was selected to add a warm, contrasting hue to other metal wall products while also integrating with wood accents.

Architect: RiceFregusMiller and TCA Architecture Planning
Contractor: SCF General Contractors Inc.

Situated in the sparse desert highlands at the base of the Eastern Sierra, sits this charismatic middle school. For this project, metal siding was selected to add depth and unique appeal to this expansive campus. Metal was the preferred material for this facade due to its color versatility, long term durability, and the confidence provided by metal’s lengthy finish warranties.

Pairing Steelscape’s Sedona Rust and Vintage, these finishes provide rich accent pieces that also integrate effectively with the desert hues of the Reno area and the earth tones of the masonry siding. Much like the desert landscape, these colors provide evolving color as the light changes throughout the day. Applied to standing-seam siding of varying widths, the panel ribs provide varied texture to the facade and capitalize on dynamic shadows to further accentuate the siding color.

Architect: Van Woert Bigotti Architects
Contractor: Core Construction
Photo Credit: Vance Fox

This memorable project features a flexible and lively campus for its diverse community. The 81,000 sq ft school includes classrooms, a gymnasium, student support facilities, and music rooms. A key feature of the design is a central second-floor library, designed to act as a safe and inspiring haven for students.

The building features Steelscape’s Burnt Rust finish, which provides a warm color that connects the building to the surrounding grove of mature trees. This finish, paired with the varied lines of a concealed fastener metal siding, add texture and shadow to the modern, functional design. Burnt Rust was the preferred finish for this project as it provides the fresh rust glow of a traditional oxidized product without any of the long-term maintenance issues, such as rust runoff or staining.

Architect: Bassetti Architects
Installer: King Sheet Metal

Positioned off the banks of the Columbia River, lies this captivating take on a traditional waterfront warehouse. The building provides an operations center for the port and a home for the region’s rich history.

Steelscape worked collaboratively with the Port of Kalama to develop finishes ideal for their waterfront interpretive center. This re-imagined design features Steelscape’s Burnt Rust and Weathered Zinc finishes. These colors recreate the warmth of fresh rust and the timeless metallic glow of aged zinc. The two colors complement other featured materials including stone and exposed metal, to create a harmonious design.

Architect: Collins Architectural Group

Land Mark Square Senior Center

Near the center of Old Town Clovis, sits this six-acre lot turned 35,000 sq ft Senior Activity Center, Transit Center, and Public Library. The Landmark Square project brings together the County of Fresno with the City of Clovis, with sustainability, inclusion, and longevity in mind. The Senior Activity Center was completed in Summer 2022 as the first of many project phases. A key element in achieving this project design was the use of long-lasting and energy-efficient metal roofing.

To ensure long-lasting protection and aid in the sustainability design element, a 22ga thickness in ZINCALUME® Plus coated metal was selected for the finish. The aluminum-zinc coating of ZINCALUME offers two to four times the corrosion resistance of regular galvanized products while also being energy efficient. ZINCALUME is Red List Free and offers a high three-year aged Solar Reflectance Index, meaning it reflects heat from the sun efficiently, reducing structure cooling costs.

Architect: Paul Halajian Architects​
Roofing Product: AEP Span 22ga SpanSeam
Installer: Pac Shield Roofing
Finish: ZINCALUME® Plus

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