Building Envelope Roof and Wall Systems by Zahner
The term “building envelope” describes the total wall, roof, floor and fenestration aspects of a building system. The critical nature of the built enclosure requires the utmost attention that its design sheds water. Performance over time requires understanding of various trades and proper installation, and an understanding of sustainable construction practices.
Through specialty patented systems, Zahner has become a specialist in providing systems which enclose entire buildings. Zahner’s fully-engineered roof systems are designed to integrate not only the exterior cladding, but also the thermal barrier, vapor shield, insulation, glazing, and other aspects of the envelope.
The cladding system must also be able to interact with other elements of the roof system, namely penetrations such as vents and fall protection, mechanical entities such as solar collection units, and a variety of skylight and clerestory features. These systems protect against the elements and yet offer the highest degree of architectural detail and appeal.