Creekside Condos Get New Roof After Midwest Hail Storm

The hail storm hit in August 2020. After that, the community was able to get new roofing through an insurance benefit. From April 2021, the main roof had to be removed and completely re-shingled. Dozens of new roof vents and pipe flashing were needed, as well as gutters, downspouts and flat metalwork where hail damaged.

“We came in with the intention of providing a roof that will really last for this multi-family community well into the future,” says Henri Germain, project manager at Central Roofing Company.

For the new roof, Central Roofing installed GAF ​​Ice & Water plus Feltbuster for the subfloors. GAF Timberline HDZ shingles were used for the roof covering. When it came time to replace the vents, the team installed GAF ​​Advanced Snow Country Ridge vents throughout, plus Broan vents for bathrooms.

Roofing challenge
As a gravel project, Germain says Creekside was a challenging project. In addition to being a high structure that was not easily accessible, the design of the structure left roofers very exposed to wind.

“There are 160 screened-in porches throughout the complex,” Germain says. “These porches are extremely easy to damage when tearing off. The courtyard also has nice landscaping that can be damaged. We’ve worked hard to keep all these key areas free of the old shingles and 400,000 nails that have been removed.”

Dedicated roofer team
When you’re working on a big project like Creekside, it’s not just the materials being installed that count. In this way, the roofing team coordinates with the management of the apartment to make the work run smoothly.

“Henri was often on site and warned us extensively about every stage of the process,” says Jack Drucker, co-chair of the Facilities Committee for the Creekside HOA. “It was especially helpful that he did so much of the communication and negotiation with the insurance company. Our whole experience with Central Roofing is that the company has hardworking, polite and professional employees.”

Striking success
Completed in May 2021, the new roof over Creekside is a hit with HOA board and residents.

“The response to the completed project has been very positive,” says Drucker. “There is no doubt that we feel we have received top quality work completed on time. Central Roofing has given 110 percent of themselves to this project and we are extremely pleased with the results.”

Central Roofing Company is a nationally certified private company owned and operated by a woman, located in: Minneapolis, MN. The company, founded in 1929, has more than 200 union employees. Central Roofing Company focuses on commercial roofing, exterior service and metal wall panel projects. For more information visit

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