In terms of construction projects, the envelope of a building is easily one of the most important factors that needs to be considered. This particular part of your building affects various factors that will ultimately determine the quality of comfort that you experience when the project has been completed. If you are the manager of a building that is going to need some work or you’re simply interested in learning more about building envelopes, keep reading!
The team at Building Enclosure Specialists is here to talk more about the importance of a building envelope, however, let’s first start by explaining what a building envelope is.
What is a Building Envelope
The envelope of a building is the boundary between the interior and exterior. As you may have guessed, it is one of the most important parts of a building because it is ultimately what protects the integrity of the structure. While a building envelope may seem like a new term, you recognize this part of the building as the: roof, windows, doors, and walls. Ultimately, the quality of these components will contribute significantly to the performance, efficiency, and overall well-being of the building.
With that being said, here are a few reasons why the building envelope is so important.
Ventilation Within the Building
It goes without saying that the air quality in your building is something that you need to prioritize. One of the ways that contractors and project managers are able to do this is by creating a sound building envelope that ensures your building has quality airflow and overall ventilation. This can be a challenge for the contractor because of how difficult it is to minimize air leakage throughout this construction process. This is a great example of why it’s so important for you to hire a contractor whose work you feel confident in.
Aside from air leaks affecting the quality of air in your building, they also affect the efficiency. With leaks happening, you’re also wasting large amounts of energy. Even though a leak may not sound like a big deal, you’d be surprised just how much air you lose through a leak, but it will show in your utility bills.
Managing Moisture Levels
Something that goes hand in hand with the air quality and well-being of your building is the amount of moisture within the building. This is another thing that the building envelope will manage, which is exactly why it’s so important. With too much moisture in the building, you have to worry about high humidity levels damaging the structure and interior of a building. Too much moisture can also lead to mold within the building, which is the last thing that you want to deal with.
Another factor that contributes significantly to the efficiency of your building is the insulation. This comes into play in more than just the insulation within the walls. The roofs, windows, attic, and the like are all going to provide a level of insulation to your building. With a specialist working on the envelope of your building, you can feel confident in the level of insulation in all elements of your building. Anyone specializing in the envelope of a building is going to prioritize the quality of the materials that they’re using, thus insuring the insulation level of the building is incredible.
Energy Efficiency as a Whole
At the end of the day, energy efficiency is one of the most important things at play when it comes to building reconstruction. Not only does the efficiency of your building contribute to the overall structure, but it definitely determines just how comfortable the building is for everyone that’s coming in and out of it. Even so, one of the reasons that so many businesses see value in prioritizing energy efficiency during a construction project is because money can be saved in a building where efficiency is prioritized. The money invested upfront in a building envelope that prioritizes efficiency is well worth it when you realize just how much money you’ll save in the years to come.
Reach a Specialist Today
Now that you have a better idea of why the envelope of a building is so important, you understand why you want to have a specialist working on your project. Building Enclosure Specialists is proud to provide quality services to the Louisiana area. Our team fully understands just how important it is for all buildings to have a well-constructed building envelope and we hope to be the ones to do just that for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about the services that we offer or you’d like to receive a quote for your project, reach out to our team. We would be more than happy to get you taken care of. Contact us today to get started!