Chelsea Building Products has partnered with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity for a new home build in Savannah, Ga., as part of the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program. Chelsea Building Products worked with Town & Country Industries to supply and install Everlast Advanced Composite Siding in Chestnut color, 6-7/8-inch planks.
Everlast is an ideal siding product for Habitat, whose vision is to provide housing for low-income families via collaboration with corporations, donors, community volunteers, and other philanthropic organizations.
“We were thrilled to partner with Chelsea and install the high-quality Everlast siding on one of our Habitat homes,” says Harold Tessendorf, executive director, Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. “The volunteers from Chelsea that helped with the installation were very professional with a genuine commitment to the cause.”
The design of Everlast features an acrylic cap that is molecularly fused to the substrate so the siding will not peel, flake, crack, rot, or blister, making it ideal for the coastal climate in Savannah. Everlast provides the look and feel of real cedar siding but with durability, generating a sense of homeowner satisfaction.
The ongoing homelessness issue in Savannah, combined with the lack of safe and affordable housing, makes organizations like the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program crucial in the community, and for others like it around the world. By donating building products, manufacturers like Chelsea help Habitat cut costs, freeing up resources so more homes can be built.
Habitat home builds often consist of volunteers with minimal or no construction experience, so utilizing products that even novice builders can work with is beneficial.
“Everlast met all of our expectations in terms of durability, strength, and ease of installation,” explains Tessendorf. “It was easy to train our volunteers how to install the product efficiently, and it took fewer people than normal to quickly side the house.”
Everlast features an EZStack design that assures each panel seats in the one below for level installation. The construction of the planks allows for transportation ease around the jobsite and single-person, omni-directional installation without the need for special tools.
The ranch-style home featuring four bedrooms and two baths is located in East Savannah.