What Is the Job of a Building Envelope Contractor?
Building envelope contractors are experts on the envelope or shell or barrier between the inside and outside of a building. They understand how air is supposed to come in and go out of a building and at what rate. They understand how to keep water out and how to diagnose problems if it’s getting in.
Here are some reasons to call a Building Envelope Contractor
Tip # 1: You have a leak
This is something that your building envelope contractor can figure out quickly. He or she will know exactly where to look, and what the most likely sources are for a leak. Perhaps it’s some old windows, the roof, or the flashing around the chimney.
Tip # 2: Your heating or cooling is very inefficient
If your heating (or cooling) is inefficient and costing you a fortune, you should talk to a building envelope contractor, who can help you improve your situation. Building envelope professionals understand different types of heating, how they work, and how to make them more efficient. Heat loss, after all, is a building envelope problem.
Tip # 3: Renovating a building of historical significance
If you own or manage a heritage building which needs work, a building envelope contractor can help. These professionals deal with heritage building renovations on a regular basis, to make them more energy-efficient yet preserve their historical integrity.
Building envelopes are our business. We can help if you have a problem with your building envelope.
Westerly Restoration provides building envelope and restoration services in Vancouver, BC, and throughout the lower mainland. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about building envelopes or restoration, please call us at (778) 881-2877 or use the convenient form on our Contact page.