Brick Lane Community Church began in the 1970s as an apartment bible study group, and has since grown into a local church family of about 400 members and attendees. The continued growth of the congregation required an expansion to the sanctuary space of the church.
The Stoltzfus team had one composite product in mind and reached out to local remodeling contractor Hurst Exteriors LLC of Lititz, Pa., for a recommendation on it. After researching, owner Dave Hurst and his team determined that Everlast Advanced Composite Siding was the better choice compared to the product Stoltzfus had originally planned to use.
“Everlast was selected because the planks are durable, the wood grain is more realistic, and the product has a proven performance with a good warranty,” says Hurst.
The church leaders requested a product that would perform for years to come. They wanted to achieve a visually appealing and inviting exterior for weekly Sunday worship, youth group, and other community events throughout the year.
Chelsea Building Products, manufacturer of Everlast, provided approximately 100 squares of siding in Polar White, 6-7/8-inch planks. The white allows the red brick façade on the lower half of the building to stand out, as well as provide a contrast to the dark gray roof. Polar White maintains its own vibrancy too, holding its color year after year.
Everlast is lightweight, so the bundles of siding were transported with ease around the jobsite for Hurst’s crew. It is also water resistant and impermeable to wood-boring insects, meaning the church will not have to replace damaged planks or trim due to extreme weather or insect damage, issues commonly found in less durable siding products. Everlast will not peel, flake, crack, rot, or blister; keeping the Brick Lane Community Church looking beautiful for life.General contractors typically install siding with their own crews, but after working with Hurst Exteriors on a recommendation, Stoltzfus Enterprises decided to hire them for the installation. The church congregation expressed appreciation for the material used, aesthetic outcome, and workmanship that was provided by the Hurst team.
“The church is happy with the installation. In fact, we had members express interest in using Everlast on their own personal homes in the future,” adds Hurst.
Chelsea Building Products is proud to be a part of the growth of the church and to supply the materials for its exterior upgrade.