• Building Up Your Building Envelope

    What is the Building Envelope? 

    Simply stated, the building envelope is the physical barrier between the conditioned environment (heated or cooled) and the unconditioned environment.

    It is one of the most important components in building design due to its role in the maintenance and protection of a structure. The envelope includes many components of a building: roof, walls, floors, windows and doors, and a quality construction can enhance the architectural design whilst improving the thermal performance of a building.

    The Building Envelope and Energy Efficiency

    A good building envelope design is one of the easiest ways to significantly increase the performance of a structure. The overall construction plays an important role in controlling the levels of light, moisture, ventilation, and heat flow.

    In the battle against the elements, your building envelope is your shield. Without a solid envelope, your structure is left open & vulnerable.

    Commercial & Single-Family Residential 

    In recent years, the techniques have changed for both commercial and single-family residential construction. Today, tightening the structures to prevent thermal leakage is a common practice. This can be attributed to the demand for energy efficiency. This change in the construction process has led to less air infiltration, which has contributed to moisture problems.

    Keene Offers a Solution 

    Moisture and ventilation are undoubtably essential to proper construction. Keene Building Products has pioneered the use of entangled net products in walls, roofs and foundations to handle incidental moisture and create drying potential. These products work in walls, masonry buildings, foundation, and plaza applications. They work to increase moisture drainage, ventilation and isolation in every facet of commercial and residential construction.


    Building Envelope - Walls & Siding Products

    Building Envelope - Foundation Products