Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the north shores of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, Calif., Martis Camp, a new 2,177-acrecasse8 private custom- home community, pays tribute to the ski resort designs of yesteryear, especially with its social center — the Camp Lodge. Martis Camp management, DMB Inc. and Highlands Group, and the Camp Lodge’s architect, Swaback Partners, of Scottsdale, Ariz., wanted to create a long-lasting building with timeless visual appeal — a blend of classic, rustic ski resort design with some more contemporary sustainable techniques. One important step in achieving this goal was selecting high-performance, aesthetically pleasing roofing shingles.

For the Camp Lodge roof, CertainTeed Presidential Shake TL luxury shingles were selected in a durable trilaminate asphalt composite shingle with a 50-year warranty. The design called for two different shingle colors — Spanish Red and Charcoal Black — in an alternating row pattern to create a unique striped look. Martis Camp hired Hayhoe Construction, of Tustin, Calif., to build Camp Lodge, and the general contractor hired HD Roofing, of Truckee, to install the roof.

HD Roofing began work with a crew of 12 and 500 squares of shingles delivered by Washoe Building Supply, of Sparks, Nev. Crewmembers accessed the roof with a hydraulic lift and carefully navigated their way around the expansive roof with safety ropes and harnesses. Washoe Building Supply helped provide easier access to the shingles by lifting them by the pallet with a crane truck.

First, the crew installed a layer of ice-and-water shield underlayment over the wooden roof deck and then began nailing in the shingles.

One of the biggest challenges was installing the shingles in their intended stripe pattern with a roof that frequently changed pitch. The roof, at its highest point is approximately 40 feet off the ground, and the average roof pitch is 7/12. Variances, however, could go as low as 3/12 and as high as 8/12.

Another challenge was a winter with record-setting snowfalls that set in halfway through the project. They were forced to take off during snowy days and put in extra hours as soon as the weather cleared up.

In addition to shingles, the crew installed 16-ounce copper flashing along the roof and around the lodge’s eyebrow dormers, with CertainTeed WinterGuard® HT waterproofing underlayment beneath it for extra protection from snow and ice.

The Camp Lodge opened this past summer and both homeowners and management have praised HD Roofing’s work.

“Camp Lodge is a spectacular facility, and it has been very well received by our homeowners,” said Jason Hansford, vice president of construction at Martis Camp. “We’re very pleased with HD Roofing’s work on the roof. It’s a big roof, and they were able to keep up with the schedule and cooperate well with the other contractors.”

Martis Camp has a total of 653 custom home sites of varying sizes. Homeowners have year-round access to several recreational amenities, including direct ski access to Northstar at Tahoe™ ski resort and a Tom Fazio 18-hole golf course.

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