CertainTeed Roofing Products Provide Comfort, Protection for Timberhill Villa Retirement Community

When undertaking a major repair project for a retirement center housing the elderly, a roofing contractor must do everything in their power to perform the job quietly, with minimal disruption to residents.  After a major hailstorm heavily damaged the roof of the Timberhill Villa senior residential community in 2015, the facility owners sought a solution that would provide the needed roof repairs while still maintaining its restful environment.  Spread over 24 scenic acres in San Antonio, Texas, the retirement center prides itself on providing an outstanding living experience for seniors looking for a secure, maintenance-free lifestyle. 

With that in mind, the owners of Timberhill Villa sought out a well-respected roofing contractor that they believed could manage the job smoothly and professionally.  CIMA Contractors LLC, a CertainTeed Roofing Gold Star credentialed company specializing in storm damage restoration projects, impressed ownership with their expertise on a nearby project and were hired to perform the job at Timberhill Villa and collaborate with the retirement community’s insurance carrier throughout the process.  To tackle the comprehensive roof repair needs, CIMA would use a range of durable materials from CertainTeed’s full line of low-slope products.

The hail-damaged roof of Timberhill Villa was replaced by CIMA Contractors LLC using CertainTeed Low-Slope Roofing Products
The hail-damaged roof of Timberhill Villa was replaced by CIMA Contractors LLC using CertainTeed Low-Slope Roofing Products

Choosing the Best Low-Slope Roofing Products for the Job

At 29,000 square feet and four stories, with three separate roof areas, the retirement center’s replacement project was no small undertaking.  Workers tore off the existing roof down to the concrete deck so that the new installation could be applied cleanly.  CIMA opted to use a hot-mopped fiberboard application, which was equally effective for the job as a mechanically-fastened installation, yet far quieter and more appropriate for the building’s senior population. 

Drainage improvements to help avoid persistent roof ponding were made through the installation of specially-designed roof crickets, which help divert water away from the roof’s most vulnerable areas.  Then, CIMA used a self-adhering CertainTeed Black Diamond® Base Sheet to provide additional weatherproofing protection and durability.  For the final step, a torch-applied Flintlastic® GTA cap sheet was added for superior resistance to tearing and punctures.

With a 15-year NDL warranty, the retirement community not only attained a quality new roof, but the peace-of-mind that would help them focus on its mission of helping elders rather than worrying about the integrity of their facility’s structure.  With the elimination of ponding, and the leakages and maintenance headaches it caused, the Timberhill Villa team was confident that the building’s roof would be trouble-free for years to come. 

All project photography courtesy of CIMA Contractors LLC