Case History #158 – Urban Luxury With Roof Decks in Salt Lake City, UT


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.

Roof Deck Project

The first phase roof deck had disappointing results from a poor membrane and composite boards.

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, Clearwater Homes, 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 has some fast-selling, worry-free roof deck units.

Duradek Vinyl Roof Deck
Duradek’s single-ply application serves as both the roofing membrane and walking surface in one.


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. on a 300 sq. ft. roof deck!

On an architectural tour conducted by the Construction Specifications Institute – Salt Lake City Chapter, one architect exclaimed, “I expected to see a roof. What I saw was a floor.”

Duradek Supreme Chip vinyl roof deck
Duradek provides attractive outdoor flooring while also providing roof grade waterproofing.

You can download this Case History #158  (1.12 MB pdf)

Or for a more detailed article on the project, “Changing the Landscape in Salt Lake City One Roof Deck at a Time – Increasing the Value and Profitability of  Urban Residential Real Estate.” (1.43 MB pdf).

Cover of Broadway Park Lofts Article by Duradek
“The value of having a roof top deck is returned in spades for the home owner.”

If you’d like to know more about the advantages Duradek can bring to your roof deck project, contact a Duradek installer in your area for a free, no-obligation estimate.

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