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Progressive Dynamics Inc. installs a roof system on a golf clubhouse

by Krista Reisdorf

The Village Links, a golf course in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has hosted 42 United States Golf Association and Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour qualifying events since it opened in 1967.

The Village Links clubhouse facility in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

The club recently undertook the most extensive renovation of the course and clubhouse facility in its history. The $5.3 million project included a 7,500-square-foot addition and renovation of the existing 8,000-square-foot building.

After receiving a lead from Malcor Roofing, Aurora, Ill., Progressive Dynamics Inc., Streamwood, Ill., was chosen to install a metal standing-seam roof system with gutters, downspouts and soffits in April 2013.

A complex design

One of the project's main goals was to make the Village Links restaurant a "destination," focusing on resort-style architecture.

Malcor Roofing removed the existing roof system on the original building and installed high-temperature Grace Ice & Water Shield® on the original and new roof sections.

The original roof consisted of 8,900 square feet of shingles over a wood deck. A 9,200-square-foot metal roof system was installed on the new addition, totaling 180 squares of metal roofing materials.

Progressive Dynamics installed an 18-inch-wide Petersen Aluminum Corp. PAC-CLAD roof panel manufactured from 24-gauge steel. More than 16,000 square feet of snap-on high-seam panels were installed on the straight roof sections, and 3,000 square feet of 1-inch snap-on seam panels were installed on the radius roof sections. Standard low-profile screws were used for the wood deck.

The radius panels for the project were curved on-site.

"It was a complex design with all the radius roofs interfacing with the straight slope sections," says Rodger Leonard, project manager for Progressive Dynamics. "In fact, some roofing companies probably wouldn't take on a job like this with all the hips, valleys and ridges. The smaller details, including the flat-locked and soldered decks, were time-consuming but not really that difficult for our experienced crew."

Full-body harnesses with ropes and lanyards were used for fall-protection during the project.

Taking the time

The project featured a complex design of radius roof sections and straight slope roof sections.

The complex design of the radius roof sections and straight slope roof sections was unique. Correctly installing the roof sections was important for creating a roof that would protect the building from the elements.

"The straight roof sections and radius roof sections, with all the hips, valleys and ridges coming together at different points, really separate the men from the boys when it comes to quality to create a weathertight condition," Leonard says.

Weather also posed some challenges during the project.

"The toughest challenge was the large amount of rainfall during April," Leonard says. "I think we broke a record for the most amount of rain during that month. The rain created slippery conditions on the steep-slope areas, and we had to shift directions many times to work in areas that didn't require sealants. There were concerns about meeting the project completion date, but with added crew members, we completed it on time."

Progressive Dynamics appreciated being given the time to do the job properly.

"The most rewarding part of the job was the understanding from the general contractor that complicated projects take time for proper installations," Leonard says.

Krista Berns is Professional Roofing's director of online communications.

Project name: Village Links
Project location: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Project duration: April 2013-May 2013
Roof system type: Metal
Architectural sheet metal contractor: Progressive Dynamics Inc., Streamwood, Ill.
Roofing manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.


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