Continental Avenue Bridge
Single-Ply & Asphaltic Project Profile

InterContinental Buckhead
Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta, GA

Completion Date: October 2003

 “Our previous exceptional experience with each of the GAF roofing systems incorporated into this project made GAF the manufacturer of choice during the design and budgeting phases of the project.”

Brandon Smith, estimator/project manager, Tip Top Roofers, Inc.


Building Overview 

  • New construction hotel complex consisting of a 22-story guestroom tower, a two-story retail building, and hotel ballrooms.
  • This 4 ½-star flagship hotel houses 422 guestrooms and the largest ballroom (12,000 square feet) in Atlanta, GA. 

The Challenge

  • Each building’s roof required special applications due to unusual roof planes, visibility, durability, and height restraints.
  • Aesthetic value of the retail building and barrel vault roofs was of particular importance. 


  • EverGuard® TPO 60 mil Gray was used on the two barrel vault roofs housing the hotel ballrooms, providing a smooth roof surface with no penetrations. The gray color added to the aesthetic value of the property.
  • GAFGLAS® BUR roof was used on the retail building, which houses a cafeteria, retail shops, and the hotel kitchen. There are various types of equipment on this roof (air conditioning, vents, etc.) and the redundancy of the multiple plies provides for a watertight roof, with the crushed gravel making it aesthetically pleasing.
  • RUBEROID® Modified Bitumen Roofing System was used on the hotel tower to provide additional protection from the servicing of various mechanical and window-washing equipment on the roof.

Job Details

Atlanta, GA
Job Size
Three buildings, approximately 150,000 square feet
Building Owner
InterContinental Hotels Group
Thompson, Ventulett & Stainback & Associates
Roofing Contractor

Tip Top Roofers, Inc.

3151 Elizabeth Lane, Southeast Smyrna, GA 30080

(404) 351-4410

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