What Is A Building Envelope And How Does It Affect Your Structure

//What Is A Building Envelope And How Does It Affect Your Structure

What Is A Building Envelope And How Does It Affect Your Structure

The building envelope is the area between the interior and exterior components. In older homes and buildings, you may feel drafts, which are a result of poorly insulated building envelopes. The foundation, roof, floor and wall systems are all components of the building envelope, and they are the keys to an energy-efficient and comfortable building.

To keep your home or office insulated from outdoor elements, the building envelope must be properly sealed to form an airtight environment. On top of the threat of heat loss and drafts, buildings without properly sealed envelopes are at risk for excess moisture. In order to keep your home or commercial property energy-efficient, saving you money on utility costs, and safe from excess moisture that can lead to dangerous mold, you may need a building inspection.

If you are developing a new home, or if you have an existing residence that you would like to make more energy efficient, GCI Consultants offers services for both new construction and existing buildings. We can identify problem areas in both building types and offer solutions to strengthen the building envelopes. If you would like to learn more, call GCI Consultants, LLC at 561-689-0055.

By |2017-01-24T05:11:28+00:00February 6th, 2014|Building Envelope|Comments Off on What Is A Building Envelope And How Does It Affect Your Structure

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GCI is a team of highly experienced and dedicated experts in all aspects of the building envelope. Our primary focus is to provide value to our clients by assuring proper performance of the exterior glazing, wall, roofing and waterproofing systems as well as managing the impact of moisture on the interior of the building during and after the construction process. We assist by preventing problems in buildings under construction and by investigating problems and providing solutions for existing buildings with performance deficiencies. Our thousands of successful projects throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean are a strong testament to our enduring contributions in every type of climate and region.