Prepared for Life

How Atlas Roofing Helped St. David’s Build for Longevity

Christine Van Dyk, Writer
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One March evening, a group of parents gathered at St. David’s Episcopal School to discuss “How to Raise an Adult.” Like most families with college-bound students, the thought of releasing their children into the world might have seemed daunting, but raising responsible individuals in this day and age it could not be more important. Preparing students for a successful and inevitable departure from childhood begins early at the St. David’s School where young men and women are “pointed toward college and later life and challenged to excel in the areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.”

Originally founded in 1972 as a high school, today St. David’s serves students in Pre-K all the way through graduation. Located on a wooded campus in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, the school now attracts students from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Cary. And as the student body grows, so does the campus of St. David’s. The school’s facilities are being built with the future in mind as well thanks to the efforts of Baker Roofing and Atlas Pinnacle Pristine shingles.

A Partner in Learning

When the school prepared to add a new athletic field house, it turned to Baker Roofing and Executive Vice President John Matthews, a parent of two St. David’s students who has worked with the school for the past decade. To ensure that the campus itself was built for longevity, Matthews selected 60 squares of Atlas Pinnacle Pristine shingles in Pristine Desert. These Atlas architectural shingles feature Scotchgard™ Protector, which will help the field house maintain its appearance by resisting ugly black streaks caused by algae. In fact, more than 80 percent of the roofs in the U.S. are prone to algae invasion so protection is the key to a long-lasting roof. “Having the Pinnacle Pristine shingles means the school will have the best protection and appearance,” Matthews said.

A Warranty that Lasts

His personal relationship with St. David's and his commitment to the donors who made the new construction possible, meant that this project was especially important to Matthews. “The quality education provided by St. David’s is critical to shaping young lives. With that in mind, it was essential I feel confident in the products we installed. Knowing that Atlas stands by its products made me sure of the roof the school would be receiving,” he said. “The extended premium protection period on the Signature Select® Roofing System gave everyone a lot of confidence in the decision to go with Atlas.”

A Future Built with Atlas

On a campus where everything they do is geared toward the future, building a facility with longevity in mind is key. “Knowing my own children attend St. David’s and our family is a part of this community made it extremely important that the work we do and the materials we chose be of superior quality,” Matthews said. “The Atlas system is a product that will ensure the building offers lasting protection and a beautiful appearance for years to come.”

For more information about Pinnacle® Pristine or other Atlas shingles, visit the Atlas Roofing website.