The SPS Savings BluePrint allows a board to make informed building envelope decisions based on evidence from invasive inspections and an analysis of the association’s financial circumstances.
“You can’t make informed decisions if you don’t know the reality of your situation,” says Andy Heckler. “SPS’s findings gave us the facts we needed to compare our options and understand the financial consequences of our actions.”
One of the options is a SPS30 building envelope replacement project, which is developed in full partnership with the board and specified to last 30 years or more. The SPS30 development process also includes financial planning and financing solutions.
The results of SPS’s investigation was a real eye opener, says Heckler. “Not only was there extensive siding failure, we also found systemic problems with the roofs and the original windows. When we compared our options, and the costs, it was clear that full building envelope replacement was our best solution.”
SPS Vice President Thomas Daniel worked with the Southpoint board to specify a new building envelope using long-life, low-maintenance materials. New roofs were installed. Cedar siding and pine trim were replaced with vinyl siding and PVC trim. The scope of work also included new construction windows and sliders.
“SPS30 building envelope replacement projects are custom-designed and built to last,” says Daniel. “Every component is installed and flashed to work together for the best possible weatherproofing and energy-efficiency. The roofing, the siding, the windows and doors — everything is fully-integrated at the same time into a brand new building envelope system.”
One hallmark of the SPS Savings BluePrint process is that the board retains complete autonomy when it comes to decision making. “The board is under no obligation to hire us to perform the work,” says Daniel, who notes that Southpoint verified the cost of working with other contractors before moving forward with SPS.
“When we went out to the market, we found that SPS’s pricing for a solution to our problem was very competitive,” says Andy Heckler. “In fact, the total value that SPS offered could not be matched.” Trust was another reason why the board chose SPS to perform the work, he says. “During the BluePrint process, SPS showed us they were team players with a lot of experience. And they were confident that they could complete our SPS30 building envelope replacement project over the winter.”