The building envelope includes the materials that comprise the foundation, wall assembly, roofing systems, glazing, doors, and any other penetrations. The connections and compatibility between these elements is critical to ensure that the building envelope functions as intended. We specialize in caulking, membrane application, metal flashing and cladding.
Water intrusion and moisture entrapment can be the result of many factors. It can occur as a result caulking adhesion loss or cracking. Improper installation or the wrong type of caulking can also be factors. In some cases, it is a direct result of having no sealant at all. Most building designs are engineered to avoid moisture trapping and provide drainage to an extent. It’s important your contractor has adequate knowledge when choosing caulking materials. They also need to ensure compatibility with building materials and have experience in the application of these products.
The next line of defense for your siding or cladded finish is the envelope membrane. This can range from traditional building paper to rolled bitumen, and all hybrid membranes in between. Aging and/or minor changes and repairs to your exterior over time often lead to compromised envelope issues that in turn might cause significant damages.
In the temperamental environment of Calgary and surrounding area, your home needs to be able to stand up to the elements. That is why it is important to trust the professionals who know which products are right for each unique application and the compatibility of materials while understanding the architectural designs, limitations and tolerances of commercial and residential structures.
Chances are you’ve spent a good amount of your money on your property’s interior, why not preserve the longevity of your interior by ensuring the exterior is in sound condition.