This breathtaking home features a “reverse living” design that allows you to make the most of the spectacular coastal views, which was built by Jeff Sweenor and his design and construction team. Located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, across the street from the ocean, the 3,300-square-foot home was constructed with an elevated design to protect against water surges and coastal flooding.
The three-story Sand Hill Cove home is subject to punishing wind and rain, so it needs exceptional protection from the elements. With comfort in mind, the builder also set out for the home to achieve high standards for energy efficiency to lower heating and cooling costs.
To ensure the highest degree of weatherproofing, Sweenor Builders relied on GCP Applied Technologies products, including VYCOR® enV-S™ weather barriers, GRACE ICE & WATER SHIELD® self-adhered underlayments and window flashing products for the entire building envelope. “GCP products are engineered to adhere to each other and the structure, giving us a tight seal for the home,” said Jeff Sweenor.
GCP’s Field Support team worked closely with the building crew to help ensure the project ran smoothly. “Working with GCP was seamless in terms of selecting the products and getting the project done quickly,” said Jeff. “The GCP Field team set out the step-by-step lapping and installation sequence to make sure the materials were installed correctly – and keep water out.”
The crew applied GRACE ICE & WATER SHIELD® self-adhered underlayments to the entire roof deck for full-coverage protection. Prior to installing the home shingles, they installed VYCOR® enV-S™ weather barriers. These membranes bond to the sheathing, self-seal at overlaps and seal around siding fasteners. This membrane design protects the home against air leakage. They then installed Slicker® from Benjamin Obdike on top of the weather barrier to provide a drainage plane in case water got behind the siding system.
With these products in place, Sweenor Builders was able to deliver a home with superior energy efficiency. “We typically achieve an air change rate of one per hour, and we were able to cut that in half for this home,” said Sweenor. “These building envelope products combined with our building methodologies were contributing factors to getting an airtight seal. That will cut the costs to heat and cool the home considerably.”
Original article source: GCP
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