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New Exterior of a Stunning Hotel Called for an Equally Stunning Roof

Drexel Metals Hotel Project
May 28, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By Anna Lockhart. 

LBI is a timeless beauty along the Long Beach Island coast and when constructing the new exterior, designers knew the roof needed to match its luxury appearance. 

Just off the Route 72 causeway in Long Beach Island, passersby can witness the beautiful façade of the Hotel LBI. Inspired by early 1900s grand architectural designs, the hotel is reminiscent of a time when similar structures dotted the New Jersey coast in equal grandeur. The site of the Hotel LBI itself has been home to many hotels since those early days but was in need of renovation and modernization — resulting in being renovated from the ground up.  

Hotel LBI is a luxury hotel with a gorgeous, unmistakable blue roof that draws the eyes even from a distance. The new project included this blue roofing from Drexel Metals, a brand that has built a name for themselves by focusing on sourcing American-made products. A trusted business for metal roofing systems and custom services, Drexel Metals has been making a difference in the industry since 1985. 

With the help from certified installers from Kupex Exteriors, the aluminum roofing panels were installed. Made from a profile with a 1 ¾" seam height, the panels give the roof a unique and luxurious appearance. The beautiful blue metal roofing from Drexel Metals, the product which the brand refers to as DMC 175S in the shade “deep blue sea,” was installed across the main roof, secondary awnings and circular pavilions.  

With the completion of this project, Hotel LBI represents a new beginning for the hospitality industry in Long Beach Island, as more and more hotels and buildings receive similar aesthetic uplifts to return the structures to the architectural design styles of days past.  

Project details: 

  • Hotel LBI, Ship Bottom, New Jersey 
  • Architect: Dever Architects, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania  
  • Roofing contractor: Kupex Exteriors, LLC, Trenton, New Jersey 
  • Roofing panels: 175S 1 ¾" Snap Lock panels in Deep Blue Sea, Drexel Metals 
  • Underlayment: Metshield HT, Drexel Metals  

Learn more about the Hotel LBI project and product details from the Roofing Magazine feature. 

Image source: Long Beach Island

Learn more about Drexel Metals in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.drexmet.com.

About Anna

Anna Lockhart is a content administrator/writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she’s not working, she’s most likely to be found with her nose in a book or attempting to master a new cookie recipe. 

About Drexel Metals 

Founded in 1985, Drexel Metals Corporation grew to become a leader in the distribution of painted metal for the roofing, architectural sheet metal, military and crop storage industries. Our proven process starts with listening to each customer's concepts and requirements. Then, our technical and architectural specialists consult, collaborate and troubleshoot throughout the entire project cycle with a commitment to authenticity and excellence that ensures the highest standards of quality and value. Learn more at DrexMet.com.



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