Nonprofit Project: Metal Roofing Solves Saltwater Corrosion Problem

by Linda Schmid

The original concrete tile roof on the Catholic Center of the Diocese of Venice (Florida) had been leaking for years and it was well overdue for a change. Situated in the western part of the state near the Gulf Coast, the area is prone to hurricanes as well as saltwater corrosion—it was clear a metal roof was in order to protect the structure.

Fort Myers contractor Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal installed nearly 24,000 square feet of Terra Cotta metal tile and flat decks. The barrel tile roofing system provides the look of a classic clay tile roof, sustainability, energy efficiency, and uplift resistance—a critical factor for the location’s wind events.

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