Building Envelope

From insulation and flashing to exterior sheathing, it’s essential that the envelope of any home be tight, strong, and efficient. Find the latest technology for sturdy, dry, and energy-efficient homes here.

RHEINZINK AMERICA
The manufacturer’s architectural-grade zinc cladding can be used on walls and roofs. Ranging in style from Classic bright rolled, PrePatina blue-gray, and ArtColor in an array of colors, the product is self-healing, low-maintenance, and corrosion resistant. It has a potential lifespan of 100 years or more, the company says.
 

Feature Article /
May 30, 2019
Laura Britt Design home

Opting for a carport rather than a garage ensures noxious fumes remain outside the house. / Photos: Leonid Furmansk

Case Study /
Mar 14, 2019
LeakSmart System

LEAKSMART
The LeakSmart Snap is a whole-home system that detects water leaks or pipe-freezing temperatures, shuts off the home’s supply, and alerts homeowners via a smart device in less than 5 seconds. It installs quickly, the company says, without the need to cut into the main water supply line. A Hub extends the protection, even during power outages.

Feature Article /
Feb 7, 2019
FutureHAUS solar decathlon Dubai exterior

Photo: Thorsen Photography

Feature Article /
Jan 24, 2019
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