Nestled on 26 picturesque acres within the prestigious PGA National Resort & Spa, Devonshire is Palm Beach Gardens’ premier address for catered retirement living. The property, whose residents include mostly high net worth seniors, consists of three buildings built in the 1990’s: Courts (45,900 square-feet), Cove (51,000 square feet) and Copley (39,700 square feet).
Devonshire was purchased in 2013 by Erickson Living, an American operator, and developer of retirement communities. While performing a review of the property, the owners discovered many issues to the existing roof system that demanded immediate attention. Because there are many air conditioning units located on the roof at Devonshire that were frequently serviced over time, it caused the roof system to deteriorate faster than normal. At the end of its service life, temporary fixes were made, including patches and coatings. However, these constant repairs were increasing the operational budget while the issues remained unresolved. The roofing system was at risk of eventual failure that could potentially close the building, leaving the elderly residents without a home.
Advanced Roofing, Inc. (ARI) was hired by the building owner and property manager, CBRE, to tear-off and install a new asphalt roofing system on the Courts and Cove buildings. ARI selected a high-performance, SOPREMA three-ply modified bitumen roof and new ALSAN Flashing systems that would satisfy Devonshire’s needs for high foot traffic while meeting their performance and budget needs not only now but in the future, due to its beneficial life-cycle cost. Another reason for selecting this solution was that it had a Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance with testing and approvals for Florida’s high-velocity hurricane zone.
To begin the project, ARI first stopped the existing leaks on the Courts and Cove buildings followed by a complete tear-off of the existing roof system down to the light-weight insulating concrete deck. Following the tear-off, ARI fastening the Sopra ”G” Base Sheet with Twin-Lock fasteners into lightweight concrete, and torched down a Sopralene Flam 180 & Sopralene Flam 180 FR GR cap sheet in accordance with NOA No. 11-0203.01 page 24.
By working together with the building owner and property manager to address the unique needs of their residents while providing a roofing solution that corrected past issues, ARI completed the project on time, on budget, all while exceeding the client’s expectations and avoiding disrupting daily life for the senior residents at Devonshire. Additionally, the completed re-roofs qualified for a 20-year No Dollar Limit Warranty. ARI recommends the use of asphalt roofing systems to any professional looking for a durable, watertight roof that is test-proven for over 100 years.