Recognized as a place where thrill seekers satisfy their appetites for adventure, Golden, British Columbia, is ideal for those seeking exhilaration. Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the town sits amid six national parks hosting thousands of tourists annually.
While days are spent navigating the terrain, relaxing evenings are spent at hotels like Prestige Mountainside Resort. This 41/2-star hotel has everything exhausted adventurers need and is an ideal place to unwind and recover.
Like its guests, Prestige Mountainside Resort must be equipped to handle extreme conditions. Averaging 80 inches of snowfall yearly with temperatures fluctuating by as much as 50°F daily, Golden’s climate can have devastating effects on a building, especially the roof.
Hotel officials discovered this firsthand when the tar and gravel roof began to fail when it was just 12 years old. Leaks were developing and to avoid any catastrophes, the hotel contacted Concord Roofing from Kelowna, British Columbia, to install a new roof quickly.
Concord owner Steve Kaupp suggested re-roofing the hotel using Polyglass’ Elastoflex SA V and SA P self-adhered modified bitumen membranes. Manufactured utilizing Polyglass’ patented ADESO technology, the system provided an ideal solution due to ease of installation.
“Polyglass’ Elastoflex roof system offers strength, weathering resistance and waterproofing performance without the need for hot, smelly tar or dangerous torches to adhere them to the rooftop,” commented Kaupp. “The result is a quick and safe installation, which is why we install them whenever we can.”
Before installing the Polyglass system, Concord removed debris and installed a 7/16-inch roof deck over the existing tar. “We opted to re-sheet the rooftop for a couple of reasons,” said Kaupp. “First, tearing off the roof would have been a nuisance to hotel guests. Second, the weather forecast called for rain and we knew it’s quicker to re-sheet than to tear off the existing material.”
The crew installed the Elastoflex SA V base sheet. Manufactured with a strong, fiberglass mat reinforcement, it provides dimensional stability and is an ideal base ply for Golden’s extreme climate. Concord then adhered the Elastoflex SA P cap sheet featuring an SBS compound with a granulated top surface and an aggressive self adhesive on the bottom layer, providing long-term protection.
Both membranes feature Polyglass’ SealLap and FastLap technologies to seal the seams. This patented technology creates a seaming system that bonds membranes instantaneously. Concord completed the roof system by utilizing Polyglass’ flashing products around rooftop penetrations.
The simplicity of the system allowed Concord to install the 18,000-square-foot roof system quickly. “We only had two roofers working on the installation and were still able to finish in about a month,” said Kaupp. “That’s what I like most about this system. It’s easy to use and quick to install. Not only did we provide the hotel with a premium roof system that’s guaranteed to perform, but we did it in a quick, non-obtrusive manner.”
That’s what matters most. Spending half their day on some of the world’s most dangerous terrain, the last thing these guests want to worry about is a leaky roof in their hotel room.
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