What Is a Building Envelope?

March 20th, 2023

Protecting the Interior of Your Building

Warren Roofing® is synonymous with commercial roofing. As Cleveland’s leading commercial roofing contractor, we are known for our commitment to installing superior roof systems for clients across the region. But as we talk about what we do, we cannot focus solely on your building’s roof: Our work concerns the entire building envelope.

The building envelope is the separation of your building’s interior and exterior—think of it like a shell or a barrier that protects against outside elements.

What does the building envelope include?

  • The walls
  • The roof
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Foundation
  • Insulation

Building envelope solutions have a very real impact on energy efficiency: If you can keep any warm or cool air inside the building—and avoid leaking air around doors or windows—you can reduce the energy consumption of your operations. Sometimes older structures were not designed and constructed with the idea of the building envelope in mind. This is why Warren Roofing® approaches every project by thinking not only about your building’s roof but all elements of the building envelope. Our goal is to achieve a tight building envelope for your structure by taking a whole-building approach.

What are the benefits of a tight building envelope?

  • Greater control
    Air leaks are minimal and natural ventilation is limited.
  • Structural support
    With a strong building envelope, your structure can withstand external forces and elements.
  • Protection
    Your building occupants—and your business operations—are protected from the outside.

If you have a project you would like to discuss, please reach out to our team.

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