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Building Envelope - Invisible Protection
There are many reasons why you might be experiencing a leak. Take the stress and risk out of finding and repairing leaks by calling the experts at Del’s Exteriors. Every Del’s Exteriors crew is experienced, proficient and specialize in the textured finish. Protecting your home is as easy as calling us today.
ABOUT BUILDING ENVELOPE
Why consider building envelope
The concept of a “building envelope” refers to the physical barrier between the home's exterior and interior. The envelope consists of the roof, walls, doors, windows, and foundation. It’s what protects the inside space from the effects of the environment including wind, rain, heat, cold, and UV light. An improvement to the building envelope can drastically increase the energy efficiency and insulation of your home.
Each of the individual components of a building envelope is incredibly important for your home to function optimally. If any part of your home's exterior is damaged, not properly installed, or otherwise not working properly, it will compromise the efficiency of your home and risk serious damage. Locating and addressing issues with the building envelope is crucial before they become a larger problem.
MAIN FUNCTIONS OF A BUILDINGS ENVELOPE
- Building Support: Providing structural support against external and internal elements
- Control: Controls the exchange of water, heat, air, and condensation between the home's exterior and interior.
- Finish & Aesthetics: The exterior finish of your home should look as good as it protects.
At Del’s Exteriors, we are always sourcing innovative and superior products. We understand that the quality of materials is just as important to the success of the project as the workmanship.
HOW WATER CAN GET INSIDE THE HOUSE
- Thermal Expansion: Extreme temperature variances can cause the opening of joints or material to crack.
- Improper Design: Buildings have a lot of interconnecting parts, and if they are not designed properly, mismatched components can lead to openings.
- Drainage Issues: One of the most common problems. If a home's drainage is damaged, blocked, or not designed properly, it can lead to water infiltration.
- Poor Repairs: Sloppy repairs or expansions, and use of low-quality materials can cause major issues.
- Incompatible Materials: Especially risky if you are doing home repairs. Knowing that some materials are incompatible is key to ensuring no problems occur.
At Del’s Exteriors, we are always sourcing innovative and superior products. We understand that the quality of materials is just as important to the success of the project as the workmanship.(not sure if to be replaced/removed)
Water leaks are undoubtedly the most common culprit with envelope failure. Cracking, paint peeling, mold, and blistering are all common warning signs of a larger problem behind the scenes. While leaks can come from a variety of places including plumbing, most often it comes from cracks in the roof, windows, or siding. Finding the problem can be the difficult part. The source of the leak can often be far away from where it appears inside the home.
The good news is that as expert building consultants, Del’s Exteriors will help you find the source, recommend the best action, and oversee the repair. We always follow up to make sure there are no post-repair issues. Relax and enjoy the comfort of your home knowing your exterior is well protected.
Repairing your building envelope is one of the most proactive and economical decisions you can make. Cracks, water infiltration, or any other issue with the building envelope can result in lack of energy efficiency, insulation, mold growth, leaks, and a host of more serious internal damages if left untreated.
To repair your envelope, you need someone good with their hands, as well as problem-solving skills. Finding the source of damage can be tricky, and solutions often require a delicate touch and experience to ensure the safety of the home's structure. At Del’s we will assess, discuss, recommend, and remedy the problem.
A very common issue affecting the buildings envelope is a leaking window or wall. Moisture leaking from the window can quickly cause more serious problems like mold and wood rot and should be addressed right away. Sometimes leaks don’t come from the windows at all but the walls themselves. Look for sealing gaps or cracks. If you notice stains above or below the window, this usually indicates that the leak is inside the wall.