The Problem

Douglasville Nursing and Rehab had a failing roofing system, including both the flat roof and the shingle roof.  The building was under new ownership and the new managing company wanted to ensure a new roofing system would last with no issues.

The new owners collected several bids for the project, which included reshingling the building with architectural shingles, as well as replacing the torch down modified bitumen portion of the roof. Price was equally important as quality as this was a retirement community with important tenants below the roofing system.

The Solution

Bird’s Eye Roofing Company proposed installing the Owens Corning TruDefinition Brownwood shingle, and a fully adhered fleeceback TPO flat roofing system.  Black custom metal would connect the two systems and gave the roof a finished look and proper seal.  Both systems came with 10 and 15-year manufacturer warranties. Lastly, quality components such as synthetic underlayment, custom flashing, and proper hip and ridge shingles would ensure long-term performance.  No corners would be cut.


Bird’s Eye Roofing won the bid over several other companies due to the strong references provided, past experience of similar projects, and attention to detail during the bidding process. Once construction was scheduled, the commercial roof replacement had to move several times due to weather.  The flat roof portion needed 2-3 days of clear weather before scheduling. However, once the opening was observed, the Versico Fully Adhered Fleeceback TPO Roof System was installed. All components were replaced, including pipe boots, pitch pans, pipes for electrical lines, and vents and/or roof respirators. The TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) Membrane Systems installed has an Energy Star® solar reflectance of 70% which keeps the buildings cooler and saves on energy costs.

After the TPO was installed, the shingles were installed over a three day period.  Each day, it was important to not block the emergency entrance and exits so the ambulances can enter and leave freely in case of emergencies at the nursing home.  Our project manager ensured that this did not occur, and that all materials were acquired, if needed, during the construction project.

Once both projects were completed, our metal installer installed custom coping to connect the two systems and provide a finished look.  Both warranties were registered with the manufacturer, and the customer inspected and approved.  Douglasville Nursing and Rehab Center resolved its leaking and old roof, and will be covered for decades to come.