Building Enclosure

Do you have plans to fix an existing house or build a new one.  Let us help you find all the opportunities to make your building truly perform.  Our experience of analyzing hundreds of existing buildings throughout California in conjunction with our hands-on experience of fixing problems helps us to catch critical details that are often overlooked.  We can work with you to develop a design for your insulation systems and envelope systems that work hand in hand and address not only thermal comfort but also moisture management. 

 

 

Some of the most difficult parts of the building enclosure to get right are the intersections between components.  Components like roof rafters and wall top plates, or interior partition walls that intersect exterior walls.  Many builders and designers also struggle with thinking three dimensionally when adding exterior layers of insulation to the building.  We can review your plans for air barrier details and how to sequence your construction for successful outcomes.  We are also avaialbe to install details if you prefer.  While many contractors might say they can build tight houses, few work toward specific objectives.  If you want to build a house that meets a passive house level of performance at .6 ACH50 we have the experience to do it.  If your goals aren't that extreme but you just want to make sure that you're not leaving anything easy on the table, we can also help you meet those goals.  We have tested enough new and old buildings throughout California to know what the reoccurring problems are and how to address them.