What Purpose Does A Building Envelope Serve?

July 29th, 2016 | in Building Envelopes

A building envelope is the layer that separates the conditioned and unconditioned environments of a building. It protects the interior from the elements and is a vital part of building design.

Designing a building envelope

The design of a building envelope draws on all aspects of building science and climate control. It consists of three main functions: support, control and finish.

The support function aims to provide resistance and transfer of structural loads. The finish function is intended to meet the customer's desires for the inside and outside of the building.

The core function, however, is control. This function consists of rain control, air control, heat control and vapour control. It is central to the performance of a building.

A well-designed building envelope resists water and is capable of controlling energy consumption. It provides comfort indoors.

Repairing building envelopes

Over time, rot, leaks and other issues can damage your building envelope. Whether you are in Vancouver or in Calgary, your local building envelope repairs specialist can tailor repair works to your needs. Your specialist will carry out a thorough assessment of your commercial or residential building to identify current and potential problems. Then you will agree to a plan for restoration that will create the least inconvenience. Next comes the removal of rot or other damage and the rebuilding of the affected walls.

Finally, the building envelope repairs company will refinish the outside areas to a high standard. The repairs will ensure the longevity of the building without affecting its appearance.

If you are the owner of a commercial or residential property that is affected by rot or leak damage, contact your Alberta building envelope restoration expert now to prevent long-term damage to your building.

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