On December 3, 2017 we launched our 2-year Capital Campaign. We are seeking to raise $275,000 by December 2019 for the purpose of doing significant capital repairs and improvements. Prayerfully consider how you might contribute to this endeavor. You can make a donation through this website, or on campus via the green envelopes in the narthex.
House of Floors came on Wednesday, February 7 to repair the carpet in the Sanctuary. The job took a little longer than anticipated, however they have done a very thorough job of removing the majority of ripples, which has been a trip hazard.
On Monday, March 12, House of Floors came to professionally clean all the carpet in the sanctuary.
The first major Capital Campaign project was the Campus Roof Replacement. This project included all Holy Trinity campus roofs except the Discovery Center, Sanctuary, and the recently replaced flat awning roof.
Many portions of Holy Trinity campus roofs had shingles that had been in place for more than their expected life. Tabs were getting torn off. Spaces between tabs were thinning and shingles were buckling in places. Roofing materials adjacent to vents and other penetrations were loosening and failing. All of these issues allowed water to contact the plywood decking and in some cases structural roof members (e.g. rafters) and in some cases interior insulation and building interiors.
This was a large commercial roof project: 164.5 squares of shingles (16,450 square feet of roof).
The replacement shingles are 3 tab 30 year IKO fungus resistant shingles (we should not expect 30 years, 22 years is a more reasonable expectation in the South Tampa environment). IKO is a global company (I’ve been told they are largest US manufacturer) with more than 3,500 employees and more than 25 manufacturing plants in Canada, the United States, and 5 additional countries. IKO ships roofing products to 96 countries. Shingle color matched the original Sanctuary Roof color before UV fading (Sanctuary roof was not replaced).
The initial four bids received ranged from $60,000 to $105,000. Additional negotiations with a 5th bidder resulted in a final contract signed with James Belcher Roofing for $50,000. We are making every effort to maximize ever dollar contributed to the capital campaign.
The project began Tuesday Dec. 26. Old roofing material was torn off, damaged plywood decking was replaced, and all roof deck was re-nailed to meet Oct 2007 Hillsborough County codes. This means the roof's ability to survive a wind uplift increased from 103 PSF to 183 PSF resulting in a wind mitigation compliance certificate that has the potential to significantly decrease property insurance. HTLC Council members that deal with HTLC/HTLS insurance will contact our insurer and inquire about a rate reduction.
Concealed damage was discovered and repaired. Fortunately, damage was isolated to 4 medium sized areas and 9 small areas.
Cool dry weather combined with two full crews being assigned allowed the project to be successfully completed on Sunday Jan 31 which is 5 days earlier than promised and fully during HTLS vacation.
The combination of concealed damage contractual allowances combined with James Belcher (roofing contractor) good will resulted in the job being completed on budget ($50,000) with $0 additional charges. I am very pleased with all materials and workmanship. I would encourage any church or school family considering a roofing project to contact James at 813-770-5806.