PROJECT HIGHLIGHT:

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC

Summary:

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC has been in dire need of expansion for its growing congregation over the past several years.  Through a five-year capital fundraising campaign that began in 2014, the church met its funding goal and began construction on a new building called Fellowship Hall in mid-2019.  The Committee tasked with overseeing the construction project was incredibly conscious of the project budget, “watching every penny” along the way.  ArmorWall was selected as the building envelope system for the new addition to ensure lasting durability and help to lower the energy and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the building. 

Building Type: Church Building, addition to existing wood-framed building

Need:  Durable, lasting and cost-effective building envelope solution behind brick veneer

Solution: ArmorWall Vapor Permeable (VP) Structural Insulated SheathingTM, represented by CarolinaREP and distributed by Custom Brick and Supply Company

Story:

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC has been in dire need of expansion for its growing congregation over the past several years.  Through a five-year capital fundraising campaign that began in 2014, the church met its funding goal and began construction on a new building called Fellowship Hall in mid-2019.   

Of particular need and interest to the congregation and church staff, construction costs for the new building needed to be low as the Fellowship Hall Building Committee was “watching every penny” along the way.  As anyone involved in a construction project like this knows, the up-front costs and long-term benefits are always an important conversation to continue to have.

ArmorWall sales representative CarolinaREP and distributor Custom Brick and Supply Company had spoken with the Architect about the benefits of ArmorWall months before this project opportunity came to fruition.  When the Architect was ready to find an envelope solution for this church addition to place behind the brick veneer, they remembered the conversation with Custom Brick and Supply Company and got in touch with our Sales Rep.

From there, the Architect was provided with MaxLife’s technical manuals in order to properly specify the right ArmorWall product for the job, ArmorWall VP.  Our Sales Rep then worked with the Architect and General Contractor to explain the benefits of ArmorWall, including the faster and easier installation process compared to other materials.  With the pre-construction team on board, the order was placed and crews were trained how to install ArmorWall.  The material was shipped and delivered on time, and once the framing crew got the hang of the installation process, everything went off without a hitch.

Now complete, Westminster Presbyterian can count on the ArmorWall system helping to deliver low energy bills and long-lasting durability for many years to come.

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