America’s Central Port, located just north of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, owned by the Tri-City Regional Port District, was planning to repair multiple roofs throughout their 1,200 acre facility due to hail damage caused by a large storm earlier that year.
An Economical Solution
With most low slope commercial roofing projects eventually comes the important decision of finding the right perimeter edge metal solution -- a key component in maintaining the safety of the building envelope. Tom Worley, senior consultant at RMT Roofing & Waterproofing Consultants, Inc. of Manchester, Missouri, along with RMT owners Ryan and Kevin O’Connell, were enlisted to provide the reroof design. Because of his extensive project management experience, Tom took the lead and was responsible for ensuring all quality standards were met. Naturally, he specified Metal-Era’s Edge Systems One fascia system as the fast, reliable, and affordable roof edge solution they required. It was suggested using a pre-manufactured edge metal would simplify the installation process, cutting down the time-consuming steps involved with installing shop fabricated metals and creating overall project savings.
Five Miles of Fascia
David Hyde & Associates (DH & A) were the contractors commissioned for the fascia installation. Team members of Architectural Pro Council, Metal-Era’s St. Louis representatives, were regularly onsite and available to answer any questions DH & A and RMT had along the way. Within a few weeks of ordering the materials, DH & A began installing 24,600 lineal feet - nearly five miles - of Metal-Era’s Edge Systems One single ply fascia on four commercial warehouses on the property.
Move onto Your Next Project Faster
America’s Central Port reroof project is particularly notable because of the extensive amount of fascia installed – Metal-Era’s largest Edge Systems One project to-date. America’s Central Port reroof project is proof that an affordable engineered edge system, such as Edge Systems One, can actually cost less than shop fabricated materials while offering benefits such as extensive testing, performance warranties, and significantly decreased labor hours.