WHAT IS A 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.
But why do they 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.
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.
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.
WHY DO THEY FAIL?
A commercial building's envelope is prone to wear and tear accidents, along with 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 any of the below issues.
POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
WALL DAMAGE OR DETERIORATION
STRUCTURAL FAILURE - POSSIBLE LITIGATION!
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 inspections to ensure the integrity of your commercial buildings envelope. Once complete, we will submit an in-depth no-obligation assessment designed to protect your assets and your wallet.
Our inspection includes all of what you see below.
VISUALLY INSPECT FOR CRACKS IN MORTAR JOINTS
INSPECT SEALS AROUND WINDOWS
EXAMINE FOR BUILDING ISSUES & MOISTURE INTRUSION
CHECKING DRAINAGE ON THE ROOF
INSPECT ALL ROOF ACCESSORIES
INSPECT THE INSULATION IN EXTERIOR WALLS & CEILING