Projects: Hospitality & Entertainment

Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi, Calif.


Roof installer: Pruden Roofing, Stockton, Calif.
Designer: Delta Building Systems, Acampo, Calif., (209) 334-0513
Builder: Nickell Construction, Galt, Calif., (209) 745-1830

Roof Materials

Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi, Calif.

Oak Farm Vineyards, Lodi, Calif.

Meeting the requirements for durability and aesthetics, a standing-seam metal roof tops the new Oak Farm Vineyards wine and hospitality facility.

“Metal was really the only choice for this project,” says John Vierra, lead designer for Delta Building Systems. “Metal was a nice contrast to the rest of the facility, which is mostly wood. Metal was an economical choice, as well. It’s durable and available in a wide variety of colors.”

The Panella family, owners and operators of Oak Farm Vineyards, chose Colonial Red for the 20,000 square feet of 24-gauge Galvalume in a 1 1/2-inch snap-lock profile with striations to mitigate the appearance of oil canning. The panels are 19-inches wide and are up to 26 feet in length on an 8:12 pitch. “It was steep and tall,” notes Richard Pruden, owner of Pruden Roofing. “We carried every panel up a ladder. We had to be extra careful.”

In addition to the steep slope, the roof includes 16 valleys, a job made easier with a SnapTable HD. “Initially, it took me and three guys four hours to install panels on one valley,” Pruden says. “Once we got the SnapTable, it took us an hour, so it saved us a lot of time. It cut panels, hemmed them and notched them for us. I think it’s safe to say it paid for itself with this one job.”

The SnapTable HD features an adjustable table width to accommodate panels measuring 12 to 22 inches, a notching station equipped with a slope-calibrated ruler that allows for 29-inch notching offset and a slitter that cuts a 33-inch maximum angle.

Meanwhile, the metal roofing manufacturer provided back office support for the contractor, including technical support, submittal information and warranties, as part of the manufacturer’s DM-ARM (Drexel Metals Association of Regional Manufacturers) program.

Standing-seam metal roof manufacturer: Drexel Metals
SnapTable HD manufacturer: Swenson Shear

Building Report

The wine and hospitality facility includes a 360-degree tasting bar, floor-to-ceiling vineyard views, a private room for wine club members, two indoor and two outdoor fireplaces, and a covered terrace.

A central plaza connects the tasting room with the winery, which includes a tank room, laboratory and barrel room—complete with chandeliers—for tours and special events.


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