Easy-to-Apply Sheathing Protects Hotel

June 5, 2006


Project: Hotel
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Application: Direct to steel framing STO EIFS applied over expanded polystyrene
Contractor: Titan Hotel Constructors, Hermitage, TN
Architects: MWT Architecture, Buffalo, NY
Distributor: Kenco Distributors, Nashville, TN

Marriott International, Inc. selected GlasRoc® high performance sheathing from BPB for its $1.9 million Fairfield Inn & Suites project in Murfreesboro, TN. As with any new hotel, this 69-room project, located just off Interstate 24, involved numerous window cutouts. This kind of project is a snap, literally, for GlasRoc® Sheathing.

The contractor, Titan Hotel Constructors of Hermitage, TN, reported that installing the GlasRoc® Sheathing on the 42,030 sq. ft. hotel was easily achieved considering the amount of cutouts that were necessary. “Time and again we get great reviews from contractors who have used GlasRoc® in their EIFS wall system,” said Keith Kolodey, BPB’s Sales Representative for the project.

Contractors consistently report that GlasRoc® Sheathing is easy to handle because of the fully embedded glass mats, developed as part of BPB’s patented Enhanced Glass Reinforced Gypsum Technology. Titan also reported that cutting the numerous windows and board sizes required no special tools, and the boards scored easily and snapped free. Additionally, the acrylic exterior face provided the GlasRoc® Sheathing with excellent adhesion properties for the layered EIFS walls.

Owner’s representative Mitch Patel, who is president and CEO of Platinum Hospitality Management Co. Inc., and manager of the Murfreesboro Fairfield Inn, called for a product with superior moisture resistance. With GlasRoc® Sheathing, the EIFS walls will provide additional protection against the hot and humid Tennessee summers.

When wet or freezing weather conditions delay the application of an EIFS layer, GlasRoc® Sheathing stands tough with its built-in six-month resistance to UV and environmental exposure. Each GlasRoc® Sheathing board contains 20 years of proven BPB technology for the most advanced water absorption resistance and surface water resistance available.

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