We offer a complete building envelope service, which consists of the following procedures:
After window openings are done we proceed with window installation. Sounds simple, but it requires a lot of attention to significant details, such as leaving a 3/8 gap equally surrounding the window frame on the inside. The gap is left for air/moisture barrier to be done with close cell foam rod and polyurethane caulking, another service that our company offers.
When the windows are in, it's time for sheathing paper. There are many products that our customers can choose from. For single homes and small townhouses we usually recommend budget option of double layer of 30 min paper. For big townhomes and apartment buildings we suggest higher quality products since these buildings take a few months to be finished while the building paper is exposed to weather elements. We have to make sure the paper and plywood are in good condition when its time for rain-screen and siding.
After the building is water tight, we are ready to proceed with rain-screen. Rain-screen is an air cavity between the cladding and the framing, created by fixing strapping onto the wall. The purpose of strapping is to prevent moisture from being drawn to the wall cavity and restrict rotting. Building code's minimum requirement for rain-screen thickness is 3/8, which is chosen by envelope consultant, architect or homeowner.
We do all type of cladding available: vinyl, metal, fiber reinforced cement board, pine siding and cedar. Feel free to ask us about available products and samples.
If our client has chosen primed material and needs to get it painted we can offer competitive prices and excellent workmanship for painting jobs.
After exterior of the building is done and you need gutters, we will be right there to prepare a quote for you.