Matching the color and preserving the rich heritage of East Lake was essential for Ludowici
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Ludowici Roof Tile and KTM Roofing are proud to announce the completion of an historic clay tile roof preservation project for East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. East Lake is the home of The TOUR Championship, the final event in the FedEx Cup.
The new roof would be very visible to the national television media, in particular the sports media, following the PGA tour. The roof would be seen in aerial footage of the golf course, so the project needed to be completed before The TOUR Championship began.
Several companies collaborated on this project including Hardin Construction Company, Ludowici Roof Tile, Dixie Roof Decks, JGA Corporation and KTM Roofing, a metro Atlanta clay tile roofing contractor who was responsible for the new roof installation.
Focus around Preservation:
The original clay tile roof was created by B. Mifflin Hood, a long time competitor of Ludowici that went out of business in the 1950's. Ludowici Roof Tile is recognized for having the ability to match B. Mifflin Hood tile colors and is regularly called upon as an expert in historic tile roofing projects.
Ludowici focused the first few months of the project on ensuring that the standards of the new roof would match the original roof. For the East Lake Golf Club project, a total of 14 tile colors were needed. To maintain the original appearance, a custom-sized tile in custom colors (to preserve the aging effect) with a custom surface texture was created.
"Matching the color and preserving the rich heritage of East Lake was essential for Ludowici," explains Rob Wehr of Ludowici Roof Tile. "For the first four months of the project our ceramic engineers worked closely to provide an exact match of roofing tiles for East Lake to review."
The 14 custom colors designed by Ludowici would need to be presented in a particular arrangement to maintain the proper appearance of the roof restoration. They calculated the proper mixture of the 14 tile colors, and with the help of KTM Roofing the mixture was replicated to best match each roof square, a 10' x 10' area on a roof. KTM Roofing would provide the new roof installation and preservation of the current roof should East Lake need the historic tiles for existing buildings.
One of the main concerns for East Lake was preserving the material from the current roof. KTM Roofing focused on saving and preserving all existing roof tile that could be recycled. This tile matches other buildings on the grounds and is of high historic value to the heritage of East Lake.
KTM was able to complete the project in about two months by using a team of 15 roofers, working 13 hours shifts, 6 days a week.
Tim McLoughlin, President of KTM Roofing explains, "A seasoned team of KTM's Atlanta roofers were highly dedicated to completing this project. Many of the roofers on this project have over ten years of experience with KTM."
For more information about Ludowici Roof Tile go to ludowici.com or call 1-800-945-8453.
For more information about KTM Roofing, or for questions about Atlanta tile roof installations go to ktmroofing.com.
About East Lake Golf Club:
East Lake Golf Club is the oldest golf course in Atlanta, celebrating over 100 years of history. In addition to being the home course of legendary amateur golfer Bobby Jones, East Lake is also the home to The TOUR Championship, the final official event of the PGA TOUR season. Visit eastlakegolfclub.com for details
About Ludowici Roof Tile:
Since 1888 Ludowici has been providing roof tile innovation. The company specializes in barrel, flat shingle, interlocking, ludoslate and ludoshake roofs. Ludowici customers have the ability to customize the color, texture and form of their roof's tile. The company is often called upon for historic preservations and can recreate tile made by other manufacturers, such as Mifflin Hood and Heinz roof tile.
About KTM Roofing:
KTM Roofing has been raising roofing standards in Georgia since 1984. Incorporated in 1995, this Atlanta roofing company is dedicated to excellence in professional roofing. Specializing in roof replacements, the Atlanta roofing contractor can work with a variety of roof materials including natural slate, synthetic slate, clay tile, concrete tile, cedar, pine, cypress, modified bitumen and asphalt. You can receive a roof proposal from KTM Roofing by visiting ktmroofing.com.