Client: The Sun Sentinel
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Surface Area: 260,000 sq/ft
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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is the fastest growing newspaper in South Florida. With newspaper presses running every day, water intrusion would have completely shut down production. That’s why the Sun-Sentinel turned to Advanced Roofing, Inc. after heavy damage from Hurricane Wilma in 2005. A partial roof blow-off convinced the Sun-Sentinel that it was time to re-roof the entire building.

The project was 260,700 square feet at a 45-foot elevation. The Sun-Sentinel selected a GAF modified bitumen for the flat roof replacement and an Architectural Metal Systems Loc-Seam Panel metal roof system for the sloped roof. The roof was constructed with Factory Mutual involvement from beginning to end. Advanced Roofing designed the roof assembly and had it engineered to meet stringent Factory Mutual requirements.

The project manager responsible for coordinating the work was Scott Calvis. With help from Construction Manager David Baytosh, Foreman Marvin Martinez, and the Metal Roofing Division, the project went off without a hitch. The General Contractor on the job was G & E Enterprises, Inc.’s Dan Reynolds and Dan Danciu.