2022 Campus Restoration

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God has done amazing things at Faith Baptist over these past 32 years. Our current main building was completed in 2000 and has been such an incredible campus for our church. With an eye to the future, we are beginning some renovations and updates particularly on our roof. We are asking those who call Faith home to join us in this project.

The Story So Far: October 2021-Present

  • Financial records and documents dating back to the beginning of the church were evaluated to gather as much information as possible about past building repair projects.
  • Time was spent speaking with tenured church members to gain additional context and insight.
  • The church's roof was determined to be the area in need of the most immediate repairs and improvements.
  • Three commercial roofing companies inspected the church's roof and provided multiple project proposals for us to consider.
  • Project proposals ranged from itemized individual repairs or comprehensive projects to address all exterior and interior needs.
  • Baker Roofing was determined to be the most thorough and qualified contractor to complete the recommended roofing work.
  • Findings

    • Exposed seams that are allowing water in
    • Fading, chipping and cracking paint all across roof sections allowing exposed metal to rust
    • Rusted fasteners
    • Deteriorating pipe boots, caulk and sealant

     

    • Multiple leaks in the Worship Center, Children’s Center and Student Center
    • Internal water damage
    • Rotting plywood roof decking
    • Internal water damage

    Roof History

  • The oldest roof sections were installed in 1991, followed by the preschool/offices building in 1993, and the worship center in 2000.
  • Thousands of dollars have been spent over the last several years to make temporary repairs on both the main campus roof sections and the student center roof.
  • Additional money has been spent over the years to replace ceiling tiles in the main buildings and student center.
  • The church's roof is at a point where action is required to extend its life.
  • Roof Replacement Costs

  • A total metal roof replacement is estimated to cost a minimum of $987,000.
  • A total shingle roof replacement is estimated to cost a minimum of $465,000.
  • History of Unity

    Our church has an amazing history of working together to fund major campus projects in order to fulfill our local mission:

  • Purchased 31 acres of property in 1990
  • Constructed the current Children's Center in 1991
  • Constructed the preschool/office buildings in 1993
  • Constructed the Worship Center in 2000
  • Constructed the Pair Pavilion in 2017
  • Restoration Projects and Goals

    Tier 1 - $275,000

  • Make needed repairs in both buildings to stop leaks and repair internal damage.
  • Apply gray coating to all metal roof sections to reseal deteriorating areas, extend the roof's life, and provide the church with a fresh look.
  • This coating comes with a 10 year warranty, the option to renew for another 10 years, as well as a 2 year labor warranty.
  • Paint vertical metal panels to match the new gray coating color.
  • Paint the Pair Pavilion to match the new roof color.

  • Tier 2 - $325,000

  • All items listed in tier 1
  • Apply an additional $50,000 towards repairing and restriping the front parking lot.

  • Tier 3 - $375,000

  • All items listed in tiers 1 and 2
  • Apply an additional $50,000 to redesign and update the welcome center lobby area.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Have a question that is not answered here? Feel free to email your question to info@faith-baptist.com.

    1. Why was the decision made to move forward with such a large project instead of just making small repairs to stop the leaks?

    Metal roofs have a life expectancy of between 40-60 years and the oldest section of the church’s roof was installed over 30 years ago. Thousands of dollars have been spent in the past ten years to make temporary repairs. The aging of the roof sections, the types of repairs that were needed, and the fading and cracking of the paint were all major determining factors on the scope of the project.

    2. Why was Baker Roofing chosen to complete this project?

    Baker is a reliable company that has been in business for over 100 years. They have clients all over the country and have the experience needed to complete an extensive project the correct way. Baker has spent months working with us to provide accurate project proposals by making many visits to our campus and inspecting all areas of our roof, internally and externally. Baker uses Aldo Coatings, a company that is also located in North Carolina and has been in business for over 40 years.

    3. What kind of warranty will we receive for this project?

    We will receive a 10-year warranty (materials and workmanship) from the roof coating manufacturer in addition to a 2-year workmanship warranty from Baker Roofing. The manufacturer will also extend the warranty for an additional 10 years after inspecting the roof 90 days prior to the original warranty expiring.

    4. How long have there been leaks?

    Based on conversations with tenured church members, we’ve discovered that some leaks have existed for at least 15 years.

    5. Is this project just to update the look of the church and provide a cosmetic change?

    No, the coating will reseal all areas of the metal roof sections where caulk is now deteriorating and causing water to leak in. Baker’s team will also be replacing any rusted fasteners and repairing the leaking flat metal roof section on the front of the building by removing the metal, replacing all rotten wood decking underneath, and adding a TPO membrane roof that will be tied into the rest of the existing roof correctly.

    6. Why would we not do a full roof replacement and get a longer warranty?

    A total metal roof replacement has been estimated to cost nearly a million dollars and comes with a 20-year warranty. A total shingle roof replacement has been estimated to cost at least $465,000 and comes with a 10-year warranty. Both estimates are base prices and would likely increase significantly due to the amount of labor needed for such large projects and with the need to add plywood decking for a shingle roof replacement.

    Our roof has not completely reached the point where a replacement roof is essential, but we are still dealing with many leaks and aging. By coating and making needed repairs now, the roof’s life will be extended to the appropriate time for a replacement. This plan also allows us to save and prepare for a replacement roof at the right time.

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    Conclusion

    This project provides us the opportunity to invest in the mission for the present, and for the next generation.

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