Lower Windsor Township Building

Wrightsville, PA

After a destructive fire destroyed the Lower Windsor Township Highway Maintenance Building, a solution was needed to rebuild the devastation. The damage from the August 2013 fire and subsequent explosions was so extensive that investigators were unable to even determine a cause. The extreme amount of damage to the property required a complete redesign and rebuild to get the building back up and running. A new larger building, consisting of Fabral 1-1/2″ SSR, Grandrib3 and Mighti-Rib, was constructed to house their large vehicles and tools. These substrate choices met the design challenge to match an existing structure, in both colors and texture. Fabral was able to provide a total system solution for this building, manufacturing the metal walls, roof, soffit and flashing in addition to providing even the underlayment. Fabral always thinks of the total system when designing a project, using quality products that will last for years to come.

Planning for the new building began in early spring of 2014 after insurance investigations were finalized. Construction started that August and finished at the end of December. Township officials cut the red ribbon to this municipal building on Saturday, February 27, 2015 signifying that the new building is officially open for business. At about 18,700 square feet, the building is considerably larger than the one that burned down in 2013 and has some great features the other building didn’t such as repair and wash bays for the maintenance vehicles.

Project Details

  • 235 squares of Mighti-Rib in Caribbean Blue and Colonial Red
  • 220 squares of Grandrib 3 in Brite White
  • 65 squares of 1 1/2″ SSR in Caribbean Blue
  • 16 squares of Alum Soffit in Hickory Moss
  • Sandstone Flashing
  • Peel & Stick PSU Underlayment
  • Dealer: Architectural Building Systems
  • Contractor: VE Sutton Contracting

Color Details

Fabral standard Enduracote colors Caribbean Blue, Colonial Red, Brite White and Hickory Moss were used to completely clad this building. These colors are a standard for our Post Frame product offering.


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Product Details

Mighti-Rib ®

This traditional panel design is a commercial and industrial roof, wall or fascia. It provides durability for unique demands of structures

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Mighti-Rib ®

Panel Options Available: Panel Variations R-Panel and W-Panel Are Available
Substrate Offering:
24 Gauge Steel 26 Gauge Steel
Panel Features:
Vertical & Horizontal Applications
Customizations Available:
Heavier Gauges Mitered Corners Perforation
Minimum Roof Slope: 1:12
Hail Resistance: UL2218, Class 4
Fire Resistance: UL790, Class A
Maximum Panel Length: 45′
Minimum Panel Length: 6′

Positive Gravity Load Table (Steel)

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1 1/2″ SSR

Structural stability is achieved with this classic metal roof. With 24 gauge steel, standard shadow lines and standard factory applied sealant, this panel is designed to perform at optimum levels year after year.

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1 1/2″ SSR

Substrate Offering:
24 Gauge High Strength Galvalume Steel
Panel Features:
Factory Applied Sealant Concealed clip fastening system allows for thermal movement
Shadow lines standard to enhance appearance (can be ordered without shadow lines, specify at time of order)
Minimum Roof Slope: 1:12
Panel Coverage: 16” coverage with 1 1/2 ” seam height
Hail Resistance: UL2218, Class 4
Fire Resistance: UL790, Class A
Uplift Test Rating: UL580, Class 90
Maximum Panel Length: Custom cut to lengths up to 40’

Grandrib 3

Grandrib 3® is well known as a benchmark in the industry. For barns and other agricultural buildings, this unique and versatile panel is available in a variety of popular colors. The panels have clean traditional lines, and are manufactured from the best structural steel available.

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Grandrib 3

Substrate Offering:
29 Gauge Steel 26 Gauge High Strength Galvalume Steel 016″ Aluminum G60 galvanized
Panel Features:
Anti-Siphon Sidelap Design
Excellent wind uplift and snow load ratings. High performance Enduracote paint system features an Energy Star® approved standard color offering.
Minimum Roof Slope: 2½:12
Panel Coverage: 36” coverage with ¾” rib height
Hail Resistance: UL2218, Class 4
Fire Resistance: UL790, Class A
Uplift Test Rating: UL580, Class 90
Maximum Panel Length: Custom cut to lengths up to 40’