Award Winning Funeral Home Designed with Metal Roof Panels

Photo Credit: ATAS International

The Farone & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Liverpool, NY won first place in the commercial roofs category in ATAS International’s 2021 project of the year competition.

Dutch Seam panels in Classic Bronze .032 aluminum were installed on the roof.  The panels are 15” in width with a 1-1/2” seam height, and the panel surface is embossed with stiffening ribs.  Dutch Seam is a continuous standing seam panel with an integral seam.  It is a highly engineered wind and rain resistant panel system, designed for strength and durability.  The integral lock seam design and clip prevent rotation of the seam and provides a stronger interlock during a wind uplift event.

Regarding the building’s design, the architect for this project, Robert C. Abbott, Jr. said, “A funeral home is part of the funerary process in traditional funeral services. It is intended as a place of bereavement until the deceased moves on to their final resting place.  Therefore, this design illustrates that the doors have not closed yet as evidenced by the sawtooth angled roof design finished with ATAS' vertical roof panels and the angled sidewall panels (provided by others). Roof and wall panels show that there is something beyond the funeral home itself in the deceased’s journey to their final resting place.  ATAS' panels in the Classic Bronze finish were chosen for their beauty and longevity and their appropriateness in achieving the design concept. The design for this funeral home is by no means arbitrary.”  Robert C. Abbott, Jr. is principal of his firm located in Syracuse, NY.

The Dutch Seam panels were installed by Eastern Contractors of Syracuse, NY and were purchased through ABC Supply Company, also of Syracuse.

About ATAS International, Inc.

Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofingwall claddingceilingsperimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panelsconcealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.
With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panelsinsulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation.  ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ.  ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL.  For more information about ATAS International, please visit or call 610.395.8445.



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