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.
The Build Meets World blog covers the design, construction, testing, restoration, and maintenance of the building envelope. We educate architects, contractors, facility managers, and others in the industry to construct and maintain durable, energy-efficient buildings.
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