PROJECT: Roof Decks on 2nd and 3rd Phase Urban Loft Condominiums.
These luxury downtown loft-style condominiums’ plans included roof decks but the project got off to a rocky start when it was put on hold for about 3 years due to financial issues after Phase 1.
The 1st Phase roof decks had been completed with a bad plan and poor installation of an underlayment below composite boards. They were already showing signs of waterproofing failure before the next Phase even started.
With two Phases left to complete, the new developer had to be confident in the product and the installation techniques for these high-profile roof decks.
The project developer contacted Duradek of Utah who was able to provide the ideal solution for these new penthouse roof decks – Duradek Ultra Supreme Granite Chip.
Installed by trained and authorized professionals that are skilled in the specific details that roof deck waterproofing requires, Duradek provides long-lasting waterproofing peace of mind with a 10-year waterproofing warranty (increased to a 15-year warranty in June 2019).
The new condo owners get a beautiful, low-maintenance roof deck that they can enjoy for years without the need for ongoing maintenance…and the project developer had some fast-selling, worry-free roof deck units.
Roof decks are a fantastic value-added feature that developers can use to increase profit and demand. The Broadway Park Loft towers’ units that had roof decks sold out rapidly and the developer now has a long waiting list for the next project. Furthermore, the inclusion of roof decks on the top floor units provided an additional profit of $133 per sq. ft. per 300 sq. ft. roof deck! When the Construction Specification Institute Salt Lake City Chapter conducted a walking tour of the Broadway Park Lofts, one architect was quoted as saying, “I expected to see a roof. What I saw was a floor.”
View or download the .pdf version of Case History #158 for the complete case history with installer details and before and images.
For a more detail account of this project, check out the article, “Changing the Landscape of Salt Lake City One Roof Deck at a Time”.