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Winterizing Commercial Buildings: Maintenance for Cold Temperatures

While ongoing maintenance is important year-round for air- and watertightness, winter weather makes buildings even more vulnerable to envelope failure. Rain and snow can enter small crevices and once the water freezes, the resulting expansion can crack or tear the surrounding material, causing exponential damage as larger voids enable additional moisture ingress.

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