Pickle Bill’s

Metl-Span Panels Top Rebuilt Restaurant Landmark

Pickle Bill’s Restaurant, a unique lakeside landmark in Grand River, OH destroyed by fire, has been rebuilt and now sports a distinctive new Metl-Span roof.  The project utilizes 8,100 square feet of Metl-Span’s CFR-42 polyurethane insulated roof panels finished in Agean Blue.

Cost efficiency and ease of installation of Metl-Span’s “all in one” composite panels were the deciding factors in the selection of the roofing material.

According to roofing contractor Andy Russo of ARJ, Inc., Wickliffe, OH, “The plans originally called for traditional decking, insulation and standing seam roof material. But we presented the Metl-Span one-piece concept as a better idea and they bought it.”

Cleanliness and insulation value were also important considerations, says Russo. “In a busy restaurant and smoky bar environment, it’s important that the material be easy to clean. And given the northern Ohio winters, insulation value is critical, too. The Metl-Span panels are phenomenal.”

The only challenge in the installation process was working from a floating barge alongside the restaurant. “I know we left a few tools at the bottom the lake!” says Russo.

The general contractor on the project was Rickelman & Associates, Chagrin Fall, OH. John Daniel Fay Architects, Chesterland, OH designed the project.

The Metl-Span CFR-42 roof panel has a 42” net coverage and a mechanically closed standing seam that is 2” high. Profiling between the seams is a Mesa pattern with stucco embossing for added strength and superior appearance. Panels are extremely easy to clean and are attached to the structure with clips and fasteners concealed in the sidejoint to ensure maximum water tightness.

The metal composite foam panels attach directly to the supporting structure, eliminating the need to lay down a deck, vapor barrier, insulation and metal panel.

Metl-Span all- in-one panels are durable, economical and easy to install. Metl-Span pioneered the deve lopment of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that have become industry standards. For more information on the complete line of Metl-Span products, call 877-585-9969 or visit www.metlspan.com.