Pine Island Villas Get Complete Atlas Roof Systems
Spectrum Renovations Re-roofs 19 Townhouses In Two MonthsRick Gelatka, Director of Marketing Services
Pine Island Villas was an impressive complex of townhouses when it was built in 1987. The complex is comprised of 19 low-rise buildings, each with four to five apartment units. Located in the heart of Buenaventura Lakes near Kissimmee, FL, it became a popular snowbird community.
However, time took its toll on the structures, particularly on the roofs, which were in service for over 20 years. The granular surfaces of the shingles had deteriorated, their color faded and they were covered with black streaks caused by algae. Because a roof covers up to 50 percent of a structure, the roof conditions of Pine Island Villas noticeably diminished the curb appeal of each building.
To restore the appearance of the townhouses, the Pine Island Homeowners Association (HOA) approved a complex-wide renovation program and put out bids for the roofing contract. Giovanni Padilla, owner and president of Winter Park-based Spectrum Renovations, gave a presentation to the HOA demonstrating the multiple benefits of the Atlas Signature Select® Roofing System. The HOA members were impressed and awarded the contract to Spectrum. Padilla’s crews began the re-roofing job in mid-February 2016 and completed it in seven weeks.
A Manufacturer That Stands Behind Its Products
Padilla, an Atlas Pro™ Plus Silver contractor, has been installing Atlas roofing products exclusively for almost five years.
“I have been amazed with Atlas products because of their enduring performance, strong warranties and how they are priced in a way that allows me to offer very competitive bids.”
Padilla believes that offering Pine Island Villas the complete Atlas Signature Select System was key to winning the bid.
“This roofing system we installed is made with Atlas components specifically designed to work together,” Padilla said. “Atlas upgrades a roof's Premium Protection Period when a Signature Select qualifying roof system is installed.”
A Pristine Look
Spectrum installed 1,300 squares of Atlas Pinnacle® Pristine shingles in Pristine Sienna and matching Pro-Cut® Hip and Ridge shingles and Pro-Cut Starter shingles. The addition of Gorilla Guard® 30 engineered felt underlayment completed the required Signature Select components.
The Pinnacle shingles and Pro-Cut Hip and Ridge shingles both feature the power of Scotchgard™ Protector, which resist the ugly black streaks caused by algae. The hip and ridge shingles have a 5 5/8-inch exposure and are pre-cut to save roofers time on the deck. They're also packed three shingles per strip with perforated parting lines for efficient handling on the roof.
The Warranty They Wanted
In his presentation to the Pine Island Villas HOA members, Padilla gave a convincing demonstration of the many benefits of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. “They wanted a long-lasting roof for their investment and Pinnacle Pristine shingles with the Scotchgard Protector was the right choice,” he said. “They offer the best in protection and appearance at a rather affordable price.”
Padilla believes the assurance that Atlas stands by its products was his best selling point. “Atlas offers a transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty unlike most other shingle manufacturers’ 30-year warranties for comparable shingles,” Padilla said. “That warranty is against manufacturing defects and also for the Scotchgard Protector. They also offer a 130 mph Wind Limited Warranty.”
Today, with 19 new Atlas Signature Select roofs, the Pine Islands Villas once again look like the Sunshine State townhouses they were built to be.