Philadelphia Welcomes New Waterfront Resort-Style Apartment Complex

Edgewater II Apartments feature back-drained & ventilated system with Omega CI®

Hatfield, PA – Edgewater II Apartment complex is just minutes away from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and culture. Residents of this waterfront apartment community can escape the busy city life and enjoy all of the high-end amenities Edgewater has to offer, including — a fitness center & yoga studio, outdoor grill & lounge area, resort-style pool, rooftop patio, dog park & dog trails, a kids playroom, and Starbucks coffee.   

For the exterior, Hamburger Roofing, Sellersville, PA installed over 25,000 sq. ft. of Omega-Lite® ACM panels, as well as the Omega CI® rigid insulation panel, using Laminators’ 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding installation system. In May 2019, Laminators introduced their new and improved field-fabricated installation system, 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding, which is a fully integrated back-drained and ventilated system, that can include an optional continuous insulation component, Omega CI®.

The aluminum moldings used to encapsulate panel edges are available in both flat and reveal styles, providing two different aesthetic options for installation. The back-drained and ventilated sub-framing provides enhanced system performance through improved moisture management and increased ventilation. This system offers a traditional yet high-tech appearance at an affordable cost. The Omega-Lite panels, in a beautiful Grey Mica color featured on Edgewater, offer a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain. All panels were distributed by Brock Associates LLC, Pittsburgh, PA.

The installation also included Omega CI, which is a rigid insulation panel comprising a closed-cell polyiso foam core bonded to a premium performance coated glass backer and a 5/8” fire-treated plywood face. Omega CI is available in 4’ x 8’ sheets in 2.1” thickness. The plywood layer provides a dimensionally stable substrate by normalizing attachment loads, avoiding deformation of the rigid foam insulation, and is also fire-treated to allow for NFPA 285 compliance. The foam insulation layer provides thermal resistance to achieve the desired R-value for the wall assembly without causing thermal bridging.

When combined with Omega CI, the 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding installation system offers an effective solution for veneer installations over continuous insulation while balancing thermal performance, water management, and fire resistance code requirements. The system is also compliant with the NFPA 285 standard for multi-story fire testing for installations over Omega CI and exterior-grade, glass-mat faced gypsum sheathing.

Laminators’ Omega-Lite panels installed with the 1-Piece, Tight-Fit system guaranteed Edgewater II Apartments a class A fire rating as well as met NFPA 285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval requirements. Laminators Inc. manufactures high-quality ACM panels that meet these stringent performance levels and provide design professionals and building owners the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions.

Overseeing the construction was general contractor, The How Group, Philadelphia, PA.

View the Project Portfolio