A standing seam metal roof installed by the Bossier City, Louisiana-based McElroy Metal gives South Carolina’s new Clover School District YMCA natatorium a majestic finish. When describing the 71,400-square-foot facility, visitors make references to a “flying saucer.” And that’s exactly what the architects had in mind.

“For the natatorium portion of the building, we wanted a more dynamic look, a look of fast-paced energy produced by swimmers,” says David Bellamy, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at LS3P Associates Ltd. Of Charlotte, North Carolina. “There’s glass at the top, more metal … it has a high-tech fast-paced feel.”

Achelpohl Roofing of Prosperity, South Carolina, installed a total of 21,000 square feet of 24-gauge Maxima 216. The panels for the natatorium roof were manufactured at the McElroy plant. The panels for the ticket booth and locker room were formed and curved onsite. The main entrance, with Premium Silver Metallic fascia and soffits to match the metal roofing, is highlighted by green screening above the entrance. McElroy Metal supplied 60 sheets of 24 gauge flat sheet for the formed trim, including fascia and soffits.

For more information about the materials used in the project, visit mcelroymetal.com.