Insulated metal panels (IMPs) as roofing and siding proved to be the most effective choice for the General RV Center project in Orange Park, Florida.
“The heat in Florida is ferocious,” said Robert Taylor, AIA, Scherer Construction. “New buildings of this type are required to have a roofing R-value of 38 and insulated metal panels go a long way in helping achieve that. They certainly speed up the installation process and give you a durable and attractive end product.”
Approximately 418 m2 (4500 sf) of IMPs were installed as siding and another 799 m2 (8600 sf) installed as roofing on the new store.
The IMPs were installed as siding on the upper two-thirds of the building and were 63.5 mm (2.5 in.) thick. The siding is a 26-gauge panel in stone color to complement the split-faced concrete block installed on the lower third of the storefront. The roofing consists of 101.6-mm (4-in.) thick IMPs with a 24-gauge exterior, coupled with vinyl-faced interior insulation to help achieve the required value of R-38.