8330 On the River

 A housing community offering beautiful views of the Detroit River and Belle Isle as the city's waterfront is undergoing dramatic restoration.

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August 07, 2018 |
Jeff Alexander

Located on banks of the Detroit River, 8330 On the River is a 280-unit apartment complex for the elderly and adults with disabilities. It was experiencing water infiltration from storms due to cracks that had developed in the facade of the building. Although the complex was constructed in the 1970s and isn’t especially old, this maintenance issue was wreaking havoc, and a long-term solution was needed.

Architectural metal panels have traditionally been used primarily in new building projects. Increasingly, they are now being utilized as a solution in renovation projects, recreating building exteriors.

CENTRIA insulated wall panels with Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar) were installed on the exterior of 8330 On the River, significantly boosting its durability, energy efficiency, and appeal. Three Fluropon coatings were applied: Surrey Beige, Colonial Red, and Lee Ivory. In addition to creating an attractive appearance, these 70% PVDF coatings boost weather resistance and moisture protection for many years.

The renovation project was a resounding success, and 8330 On the River has an attractive new facade. Residents appreciate both the appearance and functionality of the renovations.

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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