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Exterior Building Envelope Contractors in Elkhart & South Bend, IN

While commercial & industrial roofing is our forte, we also provide other services such as man doors, overhead doors, sidewalls, and complete exterior building envelope restoration services in South Bend, Elkhart, Indiana and surrounding communities.

What is the Building's Envelope?

In short, a building envelope is the exterior of the building that repels the elements. A commercial building's envelope consists of the roof, sidewalls, exterior windows, skylights, man doors, and overhead doors.

Why do buildings envelopes matter?

Apart from protecting your equipment, employees, and guests, the building envelope of your commercial building encompasses more than meets the eye.

A physical barrier between the conditioned and unconditioned environment, the physical structure protects the inside from water, heat, light, and noise transfer.
  • Controlling Moisture - Moisture can and will impact your structure. From the roof to the floor and walls, unchecked leaks can damage the overall integrity of a building and lead to expensive repairs.
     
  • Thermal control – Is your building to hot or too cold? As we all know heat rises and if you don't have enough resistance in your building to prevent the heat from escaping through your roof, it's time to investigate your buildings envelope to eliminate heat loss and reduce energy costs.
An interruption in the building envelope can lead to catastrophic results inside your building.
  • Mold & mildew buildup
  • Equipment & inventory damage
  • Fire hazards at electrical panels
  • Energy loss
  • Potential for slip & fall accidents due to ponding water
  • Loss of production and sales

Why do building envelopes fail?

Let's face it; a commercial building's envelope is prone to wear and tear accidents, and acts of nature. From cracks to leaks, heat loss, and other circumstances, if ignored, damage to the envelope of a commercial building can account for a significant decline in a building's efficiency and performance which could lead to equipment damage, loss of production, and safety issues.

Building envelope failures can include the following:
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Energy inefficiencies
  • Aesthetic loss
  • Corrosion
  • Wall damage or deterioration
  • In some cases, life-threatening structural failure and possible litigation, an owner's worst nightmare!

Building Envelope Inspection

Roofs aren't the only things that leak as water and other outside elements don't need much of an invitation to find their way into your industrial building.

At Green Improvements, we offer thorough inspections to ensure the integrity of your commercial buildings envelope. Whether you've recently purchased an outdated property or your bread and butter location needs evaluation, we have the knowledge and experience to provide a careful analysis.

Once complete, we will submit an in-depth no-obligation assessment designed to protect your assets and your wallet.

Our inspection includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Visually inspect for cracks in mortar joints
  • Inspect seals around windows
  • Examine for building grade issues
  • Examine for moisture intrusion
  • Inspect the foundation for problems
  • Check drainage on the roof and where the water runs, after leaving the roof
  • Inspect all roof accessories including industrial skylights
  • Inspect the insulation in the exterior walls and ceiling

Professional Commercial Contractors

Green Improvements, LLC was established in 2015. A 24-year-old entrepreneur, Ben Schlabach, brings farm-raised work ethics to the commercial roofing community.

As a preferred local commercial construction company, customer satisfaction, and workmanship in a timely and professional manner, along with treating our employees well is our top priority.

We are… Green Improvements serves the commercial, industrial and retail community within a 3-hour radius from Middlebury, IN and have completed projects in following cities.
 
  • Columbia City, IN
  • Shipshewana, IN
  • Elkhart, IN
  • South Bend, IN
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Syracuse, IN
  • Garrett, IN
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Goshen, IN
  • Warsaw, IN
  • Hammond, IN
  • Wawasee, IN
  • Kendallville, IN
  • Joliet, IL
  • Ligonier, IN
  • Hicksville, OH
  • Middlebury, IN
  • Toledo, OH
  • Mishawaka, IN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Nappanee, IN
  • Dowagiac, MI
  • North Liberty, IN
  • Kalamazoo, MI

Knowledgeable Commercial Contractors

Our continuous training provides us with the ability to ensure an accurate analysis of the integrity of your industrial, commercial, or retail building along with professional, educated recommendations explicitly designed to meet your particular situation with a focus on protecting your assets and investments.
  • Continuous in-house and outside training & education for both Managers & Employees
  • Cost-effective Solutions
  • Safety for both our Clients & Employees
  • Superior Workmanship
  • Friendly, Educated Team
  • Clean and well-maintained Job Sites
From drafty buildings to inefficient ventilation systems and other energy-efficient structure issues, Green Improvements has the experience and knowledge to complete commercial projects of all sizes.

Green Improvements' Mission Statement

Green Improvements strives to create true satisfaction for the customer by providing superior products and workmanship in a timely and professional manner.

To provide a clean work environment for our team of employees and to help them realize the real value of teamwork.

To be a blessing to the community and build a business all to the glory of God.

Contact the premier contractors at Green Improvements to schedule an evaluation of your commercial, industrial, or retail buildings exterior building envelope or call (574) 231-7026.

The Commercial Roofing Group at Green Improvements looks forward to serving your next project!
 
 

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- Peabody Public Library, Columbus, IN

When we purchased Ziebart of Elkhart in 1993, we acquired a building that had been built in 1984, and with it had come a sporadically leaking roof. Over the years we hired four different people try to repair it but didn’t have much success. The roof looked pretty for a while, but the leaks returned far too soon.

- Ziebart, Elkhart, IN

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