Case Studies

Convincing a homeowners association (HOA) to revise the list of approved building materials for their communities often presents a significant challenge for builders, developers, architects, and building product manufacturers. HOAs often have established guidelines and regulations that dictate a certain aesthetic or performance standard for every dwelling within the community.

Renowned for being “nature at its best,” Gladwin, MI, is known for its natural beauty, surrounded by forests, lakes, and rivers. It offers the peace and beauty of countryside living combined with the safety and comfort of a small town. The town features a host of custom-built homes in secluded, wooded areas that reflect a rustic and cozy aesthetic.

Ladue – ranked the wealthiest city in Missouri – is a prestigious community located just outside of St. Louis. Ladue has been a destination for new construction and is currently experiencing a surge of new houses relative to its size of just under 9,000 residents. Throughout 2021 and 2022, the city approved the construction of 31 new homes.
Residents and vacationers to Currituck County can find a different type of sanctuary at St. Katharine Drexel Church, tucked away in Maple, North Carolina, off Route 168. The church was built two decades ago with an exterior that utilized 3/8" plyboard and pieces of 2x2 lumber to create the look of board and batten siding. After twenty years in a hot sunny climate, the exterior of the church began experiencing significant fading and deterioration, showing signs of a much-needed exterior facelift.

Punta Gorda, a sunny coastal city on Florida’s southwestern perimeter, has been described as a “paradise for fishermen, boaters, sun-worshippers, and shoppers alike.” However, like many towns across the state, Punta Gorda has been the scene of significant destruction over the years from numerous tropical storms and hurricanes.

The town of Marshall, VA, may be small, but it has a lot to offer residents and visitors. Originally known for agriculture, the area offers an array of must-try restaurants and wineries. This charming area is filled with historic architecture and a scenic countryside. The community goes to great lengths to preserve its long-standing buildings and picturesque views.

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is filled with eclectic small towns chock-full of tradition, fresh seafood, and remarkable waters. One of those towns, St. Michaels, is a place where numerous retirees who once enjoyed successful careers in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. now spend their days. It is also a popular destination for families in the area to buy weekend or vacation homes.

When Brett Mathew of Carolina Tiny Homes began his part-time venture building tiny homes, a minimalistic look that met the durability requirement was at the forefront of his approach. What began with initial library research on tiny homes and building workshops during the day, soon became a part-time project and then ultimately his daily work. The most recent project that Mathew and his crew

When a Virginia couple began to envision their “forever home” on 10 acres of family land in Powhatan, VA, they contacted custom home builder, Legacy Homes (Richmond, VA), to help turn their vision into a reality.

The Deep Creek Lake area in western Maryland is a community that attracts visitors from locations all along the east coast. The scenic destination appeals to travelers during all four seasons of the year. Therefore, the area is filled with a number of vacation homes and rental properties.

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a 107-unit, 92,000-square-foot luxury senior living facility that offers resort-style service and amenities for residents. Located along Northwest Florida’s prominent Emerald Coast, seniors have access to virtually unlimited natural beauty and white sand beaches.

Black Forest, CO – a census-designated region bordering Colorado Springs – is an area that offers a serene setting for residents looking to raise a family near natural beauty. At the same time, sunny, high-altitude conditions present a specific set of challenges for homeowners and builders.

A Boston-area construction company chose to rely on Chelsea Building Products, makers of Everlast® siding, when faced with resurrecting an ocean-front condominium’s exterior cladding this past summer.

Hingham Woods is a 277-unit condominium complex built in 1986 in Hingham, MA, located just south of the historic Hingham Shipyard. The community is comprised of townhomes and garden-style homes and provides owners with amenities including a swimming pool, tennis court, exercise room, and clubroom.

The Baywatch Condominiums in Homer, AK, is a beachside property in coastal Alaska originally constructed in 1980. On the exterior, the structure featured T1-11 wood siding that failed due to consistent exposure to sun, wind, and moisture from the sea. The owners, Baywatch Condominium Association, were looking for a solution that solved the performance

The historic town of Shrewsbury, MA was settled in 1722, and just a year later, the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury was founded. The church has been at the center of the community since 1723, maintaining a strong presence to this day. On the exterior of its current building, the wood siding was rotted, failing, and had peeling paint that affected the church’s overall appearance.

Originally built in 1980, the condominium building located at 1 Washington Street in Salem, MA recently underwent a complete building envelope replacement featuring Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding, 4-½ inch planks in Flagstone color.

Chelsea Building Products recently partnered with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity for a new home build in Savannah, GA, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program. Chelsea Building Products worked with Town & Country Industries to supply and install Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding in Chestnut color, 6-7/8” planks.

Hager Meadows is a 10-building, 84-unit condominium complex located in Marlborough, MA. The homes were built in 1988 with an exterior that was constructed of low-grade cedar siding, a material that breaks down after yearly freeze-thaw cycles in climates such as the one in Massachusetts.

Situated on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH, The Harbour has seen its share of extreme weather. Most notably in 2008 and again in 2010, the 188-unit luxury community experienced severe hailstorms that damaged the cedar siding on many of its buildings.

Brick Lane Community Church in Elverson, PA recently built a large addition onto their existing facility and underwent an exterior renovation. The project called for siding on more than half of the exterior walls – but the building team at Stoltzfus Enterprises had not fully committed to one particular type yet.

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