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The High-Performance Building Envelope

Is Your Home Sealed Tightly?

In the quest to improve home performance, there are a variety of different factors that need to be taken into consideration. One that can sometimes go overlooked is the building envelope. Your home’s building envelope is essentially what separates the comfortable, conditioned living space from the outdoors. It should stand to reason, then, that a problem with the building envelope can bring about a wealth of home performance issues.

What Makes for a Well-designed Building Envelope?

There are a number of different things that can factor into the overall quality of a home’s building envelope. Design and attention to detail in the construction process are both crucial, but so are air sealing and insulation. Over time, a home’s building envelope can continue to degrade until it begins to cause noticeable problems in regards to energy efficiency.

Whether a building envelope was poorly designed in the first place or has simply seen the ravages of time, it’s important to realize that there are things that can be done. The team at Snug Planet has seen building envelopes in all different types of conditions, and by taking a methodical approach to each unique home we service, we’re able to restore home performance and help our customers get on with their lives.

The Benefits of Tightening Your Building Envelope

The importance of the building envelope should never go overlooked, and many homeowners find that some of the benefits of improving their envelope are immediately noticeable. These can include:

  • Enhanced Home Comfort
  • Lower Energy Bills
  • Better Indoor Air Quality
  • Longer Systems Life
  • Increased Energy Efficiency and Home Performance

Every home is unique, which is why we tailor our approach to meet the needs of you and your home. We’ll walk you through the process and explain exactly how we think your building envelope might be improved, all the while prescribing our advice and answering any questions you may have along the way.

It’s time to take a closer look at your home’s building envelope, and Snug Planet can help. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.