Layers of work

Potteiger-Raintree improves Deer Point Condominiums in Ocean City, Md.

Deer Point Condominiums, located on the coast in Ocean City, Md., offers ocean views to permanent residents and vacationers alike.

Deer Point Condominiums' 7,500-square-foot roof is composed of 20 individual areas that interconnect over tenant-occupied space and double as sun decks. The condominiums' original roof system, which featured a thermoplastic single-ply membrane, had proved to be unsuitable, and Deer Point Condominiums' board opted to install a new waterproofing system on the building as part of a complete exterior renovation.

"The original roof system was susceptible to algae in the coastal environment, which was not only unsightly but slippery and dangerous," says Tony Frey, vice president of sales and marketing for Glen Rock, Pa.-based Potteiger-Raintree Inc., a Tecta America company. "Furthermore, it was unable to withstand pedestrian traffic and abrasion from outdoor furniture and had become stained and damaged."

Potteiger-Raintree originally had been asked to be a subcontractor for the project; however, before work began, the general contractor left the project. Deer Point Condominiums' owners, in turn, asked Potteiger-Raintree to install the waterproofing system, as well as the railings and siding.