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What is the building envelope?

The building envelope refers to the physical separator between the interior and exterior environments of a building. It consists of all the elements of a building’s exterior, including the walls, fascia, soffit,  roof, windows, doors, and foundation, that work together to protect the interior from external elements such as weather, temperature fluctuations, and air and moisture infiltration.

The building envelope plays a crucial role in maintaining the comfort, health, and safety of occupants, as well as the energy efficiency and durability of the building itself. A well-designed and properly constructed building envelope can help regulate indoor temperatures, control moisture levels, and reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling. Additionally, it can contribute to the overall structural integrity and longevity of the building.

What part of the building envelope keeps out water?

The answer is simple: just about all of it. While your roof may be the largest part of this, it is by no means the only part of this.

What to do if I have a leak?

Call us (214-321-9341). While your roof is not the only thing, it is the most likely thing. Call when you first notice anything. Sometimes waiting to see if a spot gets bigger is appropriate, but that is seldom your first step. If you are not sure, be sure and to not call your leak a “roof leak”. A roof leak tends to leak in all rains. A leak that occurs when the wind is from a certain direction may not be your roof.

Are there any proactive steps I can take?

Yes. If you are in our service area (Dallas, Collin, and Rockwall Counties) we offer a no-cost no-obligation look at your home. This does not provide a written report, guarantee, or warranty, but we will tell you if we see any action you need to take. Pictures, which we can share with you, are also taken.

Call Us At (214) 321-9341