About the Project
The La Gorce Palace Condos, with its distinct dark blue glass tower, is a high-end residential property located in Miami Beach, Fla. Designed by Schapiro Associates, the 34 story luxury condominiums were built in 1996 on prestigious Collins Avenue overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
La Gorce Palace Condominium Association selected roofing contractor Building Unlimited, Inc. (since acquired by Miami, FL-based Isaacs Roofing) to tear off and reroof the 12,000 square foot roof.
Collins Avenue is an international tourist destination with its beautiful ocean front hotels, popular white sand beaches and world-renowned dining and shopping options. A busy location, the project was not conducive to utilizing construction equipment that could potentially interfere with traffic. As a result, materials were transported to and from the roof in freight elevators.
The Roofing System Selected
The previous roofing system was removed down to the structural concrete deck. The new Polyglass self-adhered modified bitumen roofing system consisted of two layers of Elastoflex® SA V SBS membrane and Polyflex® SA P granulated cap sheet. The three-ply roofing system featuring Polyglass’ patented ADESO® Self-Adhered Technology was installed over tapered polyisocyanurate insulation.
The Polyglass roofing system was selected based on project conditions and the building owner requirements. Critical project specifications included the following:
• Wind design pressure requirements for a high-rise building in a hurricane zone
• Minimal equipment for installation
• Speed of installation
• Reduced waste
• Durable multi-ply system backed by Polyglass’ 20-year roofing system warranty