Fresh New Look for a Dated Retail Exterior

Hunt Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the contract to update a Consumers Kitchens and Bath location in East Meadow, NY.  The exterior had an unappealing and dated 1970’s building facade.

The contract included both the demolition of the old exterior and the installation of the new E.I.F.S. facade.  E.I.F.S. (Exterior Insulation Finish System) creates the look of a concrete fortress to the novice eye. It’s a lightweight synthetic wall-cladding that includes exterior sheetrock, rigid foam insulation and thin synthetic coatings.   One of the biggest benefits of this system is that the insulation increases the “R” value which makes it more energy efficient.

In work of this type, there are often unknown issues that may crop up as demolition work is completed.  This did occur in the project when the old metal facade was removed to reveal code

deficiencies which needed to be addressed.  Hunt Construction Services worked hand in hand with the architect as he modified the drawings to include the re-construction of framing and electrical requirements.  The project remained on schedule despite the extra work and drawings.

New electrical circuits, wall sconces, aluminum cap flashing and roof edging were also part of the installation, as well

as pediments, decorative columns, bases, crown moldings and finishing details that gave the final project a rich, lavish appeal.   The item that makes this building really stand out is an exterior five-foot diameter recessed Lumichron clock.

The job was completed without causing any interruption to Consumers Kitchen & Baths’ operation or that of other tenants in the shopping center and was completed within budget, and on time.

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