SCRANTON, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many restaurants, bars and pizza parlors have unused flat roof space that could easily add to their customers' enjoyment, as well as their bottom line. By simply providing access to that area for al fresco dining, with panoramic city views, a plain eatery can be transformed into a popular destination.
One recent trend for improving flat roof space utilizes stain- and scratch-resistant, recycled AZEK Pavers to create patios that are economical while being much easier to install on a rooftop than traditional decking. AZEK Pavers, made with up to 95% recycled content, are less than half the weight and install up to three times faster than brick or concrete pavers. The lighter weight of AZEK Pavers not only makes them easier to transport to a rooftop, it also means less weight for the building structure to support.
Arron Hendricks and Matt Winjum, owners of Rhombus Guys Pizza in Fargo, ND (with locations in Grand Forks, ND and Mentor, MN) found AZEK Pavers to be the perfect solution for turning 1,350 sq. ft. of unused roof space into a busy outdoor addition to the cafe. Their contractor, Todd Funfar of DeckMasters in Fargo led them to AZEK Pavers due to their tight timeframe. "Now, the restaurant has an outdoor hotspot with a big screen TV and beautiful pavers as the flooring," he said. The best part? Todd and his crew installed the pavers in 2½ days, cutting time and labor by a third. "In very little time, customers were enjoying pizza with a view."
Larry Zajdlik, owner of Shoeless Joe's Sports Grill in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is equally pleased with his new 2,100 sq. ft. flat roof AZEK Paver patio. Shoeless Joe's, with 35 locations in Ontario, is known as "the place to watch the game." Zajdlik said the pavers solved the issue of weight capacity and framing required by a deck. Recommended by Terry Fangrad and Stan Weiland of the Deck Store in Toronto, Zajdlik said he was pleased at how quickly the pavers were installed. It also cost half of what a deck would have cost in this rooftop application. "This high profile job has led us to numerous other projects with AZEK Pavers," said Weiland. You could say that as a flat roof solution, interest is sky high!
For more information on AZEK Pavers, visit www.azek.com.
About AZEK Building Products:
Part of CPG Building Products, the AZEK brand capitalizes on more than 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience to make and market premium, low maintenance exterior building products such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low-maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, AZEK Rail, and AZEK Pavers. All of these products offer tangible benefits as ideal replacements for traditional building materials. For more information, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (877-275-2935) or visit the AZEK website at www.azek.com. Follow AZEK on Facebook ( /azekbuildingproducts) and Twitter (@AZEKProducts).
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