Poor ventilation across the multi-faceted roof of the historic City Hall in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, meant that existing shingles were melting to the concrete deck below. To address this challenge, and also create a new modern aesthetic for the building, Garland Territory Manager Matt McGonigal recommended a switch to metal roofing.
New York University's medical center resides squarely in the middle of Lower Manhattan, one of the most dense urban centers in the world. NYU's Tisch Hospital had an out-of-warranty, aging roof that was experiencing leaks, requiring immediate attention. That alone would be a challenging project given the height of the building, the tight space for staging, and the need for a low-odor solution that would not disturb patients or staff inside the hospital.
But add NYU's ambitious sustainability goals and the project became a truly unique challenge. Garland's NYC Territory Manager Keith DeVito partnered with NYU to develop a roofing solution that would create a leak-free environment, then added a vegetative roofing system to transform the roof to improve energy efficiency, stormwater management, and aesthetics.
San Francisco City Hall was constructed in 1915 as the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco. Over the years, the building has transcended its original bureaucratic usage, becoming known as “The People’s Palace.” Today, San Francisco City Hall hosts hundreds of events each year, including weddings, galas, dinners, and all manner of celebrations.
So when it came time for a large scale roofing project, the facilities team at San Francisco City Hall knew they had more than the governmental employees to consider. Emerging from the Covid 19 pandemic, and all of the celebrations that had already been postponed, this project could not disrupt planned events, and needed to preserve and enhance the historic building’s famous aesthetics.