Gulf Shores, Alabama, is home to some of the state’s
best beaches and is an idyllic vacation destination.
Miles of white powdery sand and calm turquoise water, combined with nearby hiking, golf, zip lining, and
shopping, make Gulf Shores one of Alabama’s most
popular getaways. It should come as no surprise that
Hotel Indigo® chose Gulf Shores as the location of
one of their signature properties. Each Hotel Indigo
location is unique, drawing inspiration from the local
surroundings and culture for its architectural design,
food, and décor.
Hotel Indigo-Gulf Shores features a distinctive convex and concave
roof design that resembles an ocean wave, which looks striking but
presented some practical challenges. Originally, the plan was to install
a standing seam metal roof to enhance the undulating lines. Because
of its beachfront location, the hotel’s roofing system had to be designed to withstand coastal weather conditions; specifically, it had to
meet strict uplift pressure requirements.
The roofing contractor, Reelentless Construction, proposed a Versico TPO roofing system with Rib Profiles. They suggested this system because it would conform to the shape and design of the building
better than a metal roof panel system, would meet the uplift pressure
requirements, and would provide the look of a standing seam metal
roof. In addition, Versi Weld TPO membranes are ENERGY STAR®
qualified and CRRC rated. Enhanced with Versico’s high-performance
OctaGuard XT™ Weathering Package, Versi Weld membranes offer
extreme weatherability and long-term performance.
Reelentless Construction began by using Versico fasteners and
insulation plates to mechanically fasten two layers of VersiCore
VERSIWELD® TPO RIB PROFILE
MP-H® Polyiso to the steel deck for a total thickness of 3. 5”. Then
they used Versico Bonding Adhesive to install 60-mil Versi Weld TPO
membrane and heat-welded the seams. After the roofing membrane
was installed, Reelentless’ technicians flashed the pipe penetrations
and completed the detailing.
Once the membrane was installed and penetrations were flashed,
the crew installed the TPO Rib Profile system. Manufactured from the
same weather-resistant compound as Versi Weld TPO membrane, Rib
Profile provides the aesthetic appeal of a standing seam metal roof at
a lower cost than conventional metal roofing. The product is dimensionally stabilized and strengthened by a 1⁄ 8” fiberglass reinforcing
cord that runs the length of each 10-foot-long section, and its nonpenetrating application has no effect on the roof’s watertight integrity.
When the project was complete and the roofing system had been
inspected by a Versico roof inspector, Hotel Indigo received a 20-year
Total System Warranty. Versico’s industry-leading, no-dollar-limit
warranties cover both labor and material, are transferable and are
not prorated, providing long-term peace of mind for building owners.
Hotel Indigo opened in the spring of 2017 and will provide visitors with
a unique, authentically Alabamian experience for years to come.
Project Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Square Footage: 30,000
Roofing Contractor: Reelentless Construction, LLC
Project Duration: 1 year
Two layers of VersiCore MP-H Polyiso insulation
Fully adhered 60-mil TPO
TPO Rib Profile