The challenge of opening a restaurant is to make sure that the food and service are great on the inside ... and that the building's outside is inviting and appealing.
At Captain George's Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, the owners got both inside and outside elements right. The 400-seat buffet-style restaurant features mouthwatering seafood options enclosed by a structure built to withstand severe weather while having a welcoming design.
The 12,100-square-foot on the North Carolina Outer Banks is protected by an impact-resistant shake alternative roof from DaVinci Roofscapes. Tested to withstand hurricane-force weather conditions, the polymer roofing tiles also resist fire, rot, moisture and insects.
“We sleep better at night knowing that the roof on this restaurant was a smart investment to protect our business,” says Sherry Pitsilides, co-owner of Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant. “With the unpredictable weather we see on the coast, we wanted to make sure to have a roof that would safeguard our guests, employees and business if conditions got bad. The 50-year warranty on the product brings us peace-of-mind and a good night’s sleep at the end of a busy day.”
Up the coast in Hazlet, New Jersey, Yesterday's Restaurant received a new DaVinci slate alternative roof in 2010 after a late-night fire destroyed the family-owned southern Italian and American cuisine restaurant.
“I picked out the slate gray Bellaforté roof because it had the look I was going for that matched up with the stone and stucco siding features we added to the building after the renovation,” says Vinny Spalliero, owner of the Bayshore community restaurant. “The polymer roof is a nice, durable product and the fire resistant benefit gives us all added peace-of-mind.
“What really clicked for us was that the DaVinci roofing products are backed by a 50-year limited warranty. That means that these tiles will hold up perfectly through the next generation of our family that operates this restaurant.”
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