Metl-Span provided materials for the construction of this combination workshop and vehicle storage.

A classic car enthusiast wanted a state-of-the-art facility in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. “The goal was to create a workshop and storage space for a collection of vehicles that is energy efficient, low maintenance and has the simple aesthetic of an agricultural barn,” says Gary McCoola, Architect PLLC. McCoola says insulated metal panels were chosen because they provide a weather-tight exterior skin, a high thermal resistance and a pre-finished interior skin in a single component. 

“On the exterior, the brown siding color was selected so the building would blend into the wooded site, particularly during the winter when foliage was down,” McCoola says. “The galvanized roof color was selected to resemble that of a tin barn roof and to reflect the summer solar heat.”

To add to the 12,000 sq. ft. building’s efficiency, south-facing solar panels are attached to the roof. Todd Coffin, Project Coordinator for Munter Enterprises, says the biggest challenge was the complex rooflines with multiple valleys coupled with handling the length and weight of 6” thick roofing panels on a 6:12 roof pitch on a tight Adirondack woods site.  

Project Details:

Location: Adirondack Mountains, New York

Size: 12,000 sq. ft.

Architect: Gary McCoola, Glens Falls, New York

IMP Installer: Munter Enterprises, Saratoga Springs, New York

Framing: Ceco Building Systems

Roof and Wall Panels: Roof: Metl-Span CFR, Galvalume®; Wall: Metl-Span 4” thick CF Flute panels, Medium Bronze

Doors: Schweiss Doors, 16’ x 14’

Windows: Alpen Windows 1025 Series Fiberglass (ZR-10)