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Church Exterior Demolition and Renovation (Building Fund)

posted Jul 26, 2015, 8:19 PM by Freeport UMC
After having witnessed several instances of our stucco facade falling off the church's exterior, it was decided that we, the Trustees, could no longer put off having the exterior fully repaired.  There was too much of a chance of someone being hurt by falling debris.  The Trustees sought estimates, as well as, solutions from several contractors before deciding to contract the work out to the George Parson's Roofing & Siding, the same firm we used on our roof repairs.

Work began on July 20th, one of the hottest days this summer.  First, the stucco has to be broken with hammers, then the large pieces are pried off using large shingle crowbars.  Then the hundred year old cedar shingles were removed.  Every evening, the church grounds are completely cleared of all debris so that it can be used safely by any of our groups.  The next step is to apply a plastic like wrapping material to create a water resistant layer.  This is further covered by a half inch insulation material to help keep heat within the church in the winter.  Finally, the Trustees chose a spring yellow vinyl siding molded in the form of cedar shingles.  It is expected that this new surface will last for at least the next fifty years.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of July 2015.