Since the 1990s, the construction industry has been making a gradual shift toward a Lean framework. Lean construction practices aim to eliminate and minimize waste at every step of a project. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to employ zero-waste solutions into your workflow where possible.
When purchasing windows for new or existing homes, consider selecting an energy-efficient option. Inefficient windows make up 25-30% of energy use in residential housing, resulting in steep heating and cooling bills throughout the year. You can save a great deal of time and money by learning about the design features that make a window energy-efficient.
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SillDry® was the product of a collaboration between two innovative minds—Kieran McMahon and Joel Glickman. The combination of their extensive industry experience and knowledge resulted in a water intrusion solution that revolutionized flashing systems throughout the construction industry.
Every industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the construction and housing industry is no exception. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, about 40% of construction firms have had to lay off employees due to canceled projects and/or equipment and material shortages. Nearly three-quarters of firms are looking to loans from the Paycheck Protection Program to avoid additional layoffs.
With closed schools, work-from-home orders, and statewide shutdowns, millions of Americans are staying close to home and focusing our attentions on what’s most important in our lives: our families, our health, and our businesses that support them. We are bred from an innovative and determined culture, already prepping for the reopening of our economy and coming up with inventive solutions for doing more with less.
Windows and doors are a fundamental component of building construction. They are critical to the enjoyment of any building by its occupants, and risk allowing moisture, pests, and other unwanted elements into the building if not properly sealed. Flashing provides a solution to this problem with a thin waterproof barrier to cover gaps and spaces in windows and doorways. However, traditional flashing has a number of shortfalls.
From architects to developers and builders to contractors and subcontractors, it takes a variety of industry professionals to bring a building to life. While each is responsible for different aspects of a building’s design and construction and holds different concerns regarding water damage, all of these experts take an interest in the quality of the building envelope.
Every building has an envelope—an exterior layer that serves as a physical barrier between the internal and external environments. When water penetrates this layer, it can have a marked impact on the building’s integrity and longevity. Additionally, it can cause issues that affect the health and safety of personnel such as the corrosion of metal parts, development of mildew and mold, and the overall weakening of structural supports. Implementing proper sealing materials—such as window and door flashing—can minimize the risk of these occurrences.