HOTEL BREAKERS AT CEDAR POINT, SANDUSKY, OHIO
ROOFING CONTRACTOR: A-Star, Macedonia, Ohio
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: John G. Johnson Construction Co., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
BUILDING MOISTURE CONSULTANT: Felice & Associates Inc., Auburndale, Fla., (863) 967-5337
Approximately 425 squares of a custom Milano blend of Bellaforté polymer roofing tiles were installed in the first phase of reroofing. The combinations of gray and purple tones in the tiles were chosen because they complement the historic hotel. Phase two of the reroofing project will use up to 700 squares of the tiles.
BELLAFORTÉ ROOF TILE MANUFACTURER: DaVinci Roofscapes
Opened more than 100 years ago, the Hotel Breakers is the original on-property Cedar Point hotel. Situated on the Cedar Point beach and just a two-minute walk from the theme park, the hotel interior features rich architectural details including original Tiffany glass and a beautiful rotunda.
Theme parks generally rely on “off-season” time to do major renovations, including roofing projects. But, what happens when mid-winter features almost a dozen days of below-zero temperatures and more than 60 inches of snowfall? Getting up on the roof can be a cold, challenging activity.
“One of the reasons polymer slate roofing tiles were chosen for the Hotel Breakers reroofing project was because the installation could be done in cold weather without having to warm the roof tiles before installation,” says Jim Carson, A-STAR’s vice president. “The hotel is at Cedar Point theme park on the shores of Lake Erie. That’s a challenging situation, especially since we experienced the worst Cleveland winter in 30 years right in the middle of the installation!”
BACKED BY a 50-year limited warranty, all DaVinci roofing products are designed to remain flexible at extreme temperatures, making it possible to install roofing tiles during all types of weather. The DaVinci resin system for all products has passed the freeze-thaw ICC-ES Test with exposure to temperatures from -40 F to 180 F in 22-hour cycles for approximately a month. DaVinci products also have passed the accelerated weathering test ASTM 4798 test for 4,500 hours, which is six months of actual exposure but equivalent to several years of exposure to the sun. The test replicates real-world weather extremes, such as high temperatures, moisture and thermal shock.
PHOTOS: DAVINCI ROOFSCAPES