By the time Nathan and Gwen Franses established Modern Development USA in 2019, Nathan already had built up a 15-year reputation for excellence in the commercial roofing industry — a fact that enabled the new company to reach $1 million per month in gross revenues within its first three months.
When Cape Coral Condominiums called Modern Development for a 200,000-square-foot re-roofing project over several buildings, Polyglass was their brand of choice.
Nathan points out that Modern’s use of Polyglass proved to be a selling point that helped them win the bid for Cape Coral Condominiums. “Quite simply…it is the best,” says Nathan. “The clients knew who Polyglass was and the tile underlayment system, so it was easy to sell. The fact that it got the client a 30-year underlayment warranty made it a slam dunk.”
Project Needs and Challenges
Located in Cape Coral, FL, Cape Coral Condominiums is a multi-building residential complex located in one of Florida’s most popular tourist and vacation destinations—but also an area prone to tropical heat and the occasional hurricane. To solve this project’s re-roofing challenges, Modern needed to choose a roofing underlayment system that was especially conducive to steep-sloped roofs and could accommodate tile roofing. They also required an underlayment rated for high temperatures and high wind resistance.
To meet these challenges, Modern Development chose a two-ply system specifically designed for tile assemblies. The process began by applying an initial layer of Polystick MTS Plus, a dual-compound self-adhered underlayment rated for its thermal stability and ratings for temperatures up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit. After applying all flashings, metals, and penetration accessories, the team then used a second Polyglass underlayment of Polystick TU MAX, a homogeneous rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane designed to meet ASTM and TAS testing requirements for steep slope roofing systems, before applying the final layer of roof tiles.
Become a Registered Polyglass Contractor like Modern Development USA
Years before starting Modern Development, Nathan Franses had observed the quality of Polyglass roofing products and had worked with nearly every product they ever made. It comes as little surprise, then, that Modern Development is a proud and loyal Registered Polyglass Contractor.
“Polyglass installation techniques are very easy to learn and to teach new hires,” says Franses, “ensuring that all 400-plus of our roofers install and design the system the exact same way ensuring quality. The ease of installation is great, and the process is seamless. Polyglass also has amazing content they share with us to share with our labor force. They also have their own educational programs to help ensure a proper understanding of their product uses and installation details.”
Membership as a Registered Polyglass Contractor gives you numerous advantages, including the latest updates on new product releases and the chance to accumulate Q Rewards points toward travel, event tickets, merchandise, and more. You’ll also have access to Polyglass’ educational platform Polyschool, as well as a company listing on our Polyglass contractor searchable directory. To apply to become a Registered Polyglass Contractor, click here.
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