Case Study: Crowne Plaza
Radco Roofing Utilizes V2T Roof
Charlotte, North Carolina
In an effort to accommodate guests staying at the hotel during the project, Radco needed a roofing solution that would be:
- installed quickly and quietly
- safe for workers, hotel staff, and patrons alike
- durable and cost-effective
Radco selected the V2T Roof System and it was installed as an 41,930 sq. ft. layover on the existing roof with insulation board and 80 Mil Carlisle TPO. It was a safe, cost-effective option that minimized noise disturbance and was much faster to install than the traditional adhered membrane.
In this application, the V2T system used less material making the loading time and installation faster than traditional methods. For instance, to load all the materials onto the roof to install a traditional roof system would have required carrying approx. 20-5 gallon buckets (each weighing 60 pounds) on the hotel freight elevator to the roof; the V2T roof system only required 6 V2T vents (each weighing 2 pounds). This saved Radco installation time, protected the roofers from unnecessary labor, and saved Crowne Plaza from paying for work that was easily avoidable.
The environmentally-friendly V2T Roof System eliminates the need for adhesives and screws by leveraging the power of the wind. Instead of fastening the insulation onto the deck, which also creates a lot of noise and disturbs guests, Radco loosely laid the membrane into the vented system. Traditional roof systems also use adhesives that emit fumes which can cause discomfort to those in close proximity, and are ultimately not good for people or the planet.
In the End
The final inspection was conducted by the manufacturer, Carlisle, who happily approved a 15 year material and workmanship warranty. Radco will also follow up yearly and provide a material and workmanship warranty for the first 2 years. The job was completed in 2 weeks instead of the 4-6 weeks a traditionally adhered membrane project would have lasted, and the hotel received no guest complaints about the project.
We consider this project a win for all!