What’s a “building envelope”?
A building envelope is is any physical barrier (think walls, insulation, doors, etc) between the conditioned and unconditioned environment. The building envelope should have impenetrable resistance to the cold, heat, water, and even noise. It keeps what you want in, and what you don’t want out. Many older structures suffer from energy loss due to a deteriorating and out-dated building envelope. Deficiencies in insulation and air sealing may be driving up your energy costs.
Insulation and Air Sealing
Vara USA hosts several hard-to-find insulation based products that will assist you in any insulating or air-sealing project.
The most common improvements to the building envelope are:
- Loose Fill Cellulose Insulation Installation
- Fiberglass Mat Insulation Installation
- Spray Foam Insulation Installation
- Foam Air Sealing