Innovative Construction Solutions has a team of building envelope consultants in Naples, FL who know how to keep minor issues from turning into major, expensive problems. Our detailed inspections can help extend the lifespan of your building by detecting problems, such as energy waste and moisture intrusion, that can cost a lot of money over the long term. We have a staff filled with building science experts who have a great deal of experience in commercial as well as luxury home construction. They know how to test and evaluate the condition of a building, and then recommend ways to address areas of weakness.
What is a Building Envelope, and How Does it Fail?
The concept of a building “envelope” may be unfamiliar, but it’s very simple to understand. In a nutshell, the envelope is a type of barrier that separates the interior of a building from the outside elements. Components of an envelope include the roof, windows, exterior walls, foundation, windows, skylights and more.
These are just a few of the issues that can lead to a failure in part or all of a building envelope.
- Roof leaks
- Door leaks
- Window leaks
- Wall leaks
- The accumulation of condensation on walls and windows
- Stains on exterior cladding
- Increased energy bills
- Signs of decay or corrosion
Any of these problems can be extremely serious, potentially compromising the integrity of your structure. However, we provide a wide variety of remediation and diagnostic services that can help you avoid these potentially costly issues. These are just a few of the services we offer.
- Roofing repairs
- Roofing replacement
- Tests that analyze the airtightness of your roofing, floors and foundation
- Installation and replacement of doors and windows
- Testing of electrical systems to identify possible sources of energy waste, as well as potential hazards
- Diagnosis of weaknesses in duct systems and HVAC systems
- And much, much more
We have helped a wide range of clients, including general contractors, architects, developers and others avoid serious issues during the construction process. Once we identify the presence of a problem, and the reason for that problem, we can then recommend the best strategies to address the issue. If you’ve already completed a building, we can inspect it to uncover any performance deficiencies that may exist.
Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Innovative Construction Solutions employs sophisticated technology as well as tried-and-true methods of detecting problems before they turn into something serious. This is just a small sample of the tools we have at our disposal.
- Moisture mapping
- Testing for water intrusion
- Humidity and temperature readings
- Roof inspections
- Mechanical system evaluation
- Blower-door tests to identify the source of air leaks
If our diagnostic tests identify a problem, we have several ways to remedy that problem. For example, we can show you which types of waterproofing will provide the highest level of protection to your building, whether that’s caulking, wet seal and glazing, protective coatings or something else.
We’ll be here for you no matter what time of year it may be, of course, but we’ve found that the best way to contact one of our building envelope experts for an inspection is during the late spring. Florida summers can really be unrelenting, so we can let you know any areas that may be susceptible to sun or heat damage before it occurs.
Learn more about the services our building envelope consultants in Naples, FL provide by contacting Innovative Construction Solutions online or calling (239) 384-5890.