Simply defined, the building envelope is the exterior or shell of a building that repels the elements.
At its most complex definition, it’s an engineering system that meshes elements such as structural integrity, moisture control, temperature control, and air pressure boundaries into a single design strategy. It is the physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building including the resistance to air, water, heat, light, and noise transfer.
While the building envelope is a silhouette of sorts, it’s important to remember that these are compounded layers. Each part of the building envelope must be thought of as a collection of smaller pieces working together to provide structural support.
At Klasse we can support your project with our Outwear™ external sheathing board, FireFend™ breathable membrane or Glidevale protect membranes.