Minnesota's only German-language charter school found a new home in an 85-year old former church and parochial school in St. Paul, MN, which was renovated with a new 20,000 sq. ft. addition. The $8.4 million project entailed connecting the two buildings with an addition that used 5,000 sq. ft. of WRAPSHIELD® Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barrier Membrane with Integrated Tape, 8 rolls of VaproFlashing™ and 100 3D Factory Formed Corners.
"We wanted to strike that balance of using sustainable building materials and keeping it affordable," according to Deborah Rathman of Rivera Architects. Since WRAPSHIELD® and VaproFlashing™ support green building designs by contributing to LEED points and all elements being 100% recyclable, both products have helped Rivera Architects fulfill their goal.
WRAPSHIELD® with Integrated Tape at the horizontal seams installed quickly, easily creating the desired shingle effect for optimum air- and water-tight horizontal joinery. VaproFlashing™ lowered installation costs by reducing cut and measure mistakes.
WRAPSHIELD® with Integrated Tape at horizontal seams eliminated water concerns at horizontal joints and can be installed in all weather conditions.
VaproFlashing™ Window Flashing Elements are manufactured using VaproShield's patented breathable membrane fabric, using an ultrasonic welding process, eliminating weak joints. They protect against moisture intrusion and entrapment around windows and doors.