With spring in full swing and the snow finally out the door, it’s time to address any home insulation and exterior issues you may have discovered during the winter months. Protecting your building envelope (what helps protect your home from the outside elements) plays an integral role in ensuring you have a safe and happy house for the years to come! Below, we’ll cover some of the key elements involved in protecting your home’s building envelope, as well as discuss the benefits of partnering with Carmax Consulting. Read on to learn more!

What Is A Building Envelope

A building’s “envelope” refers to any and all elements of the outer shell of the structure that helps to maintain the dryness and safety of the inner home, as well as maintain climate control indoors. Over time, these elements can begin to degrade, and without proper care, this can compromise the safety and comfort of your home. Key components of your home’s building envelope include:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Shingles and roofing
  • Siding
  • Foundational elements, and more.

If you’ve begun to notice more and more pockets of cool air building up in your home, especially during the winter months, it’s imperative to have your home inspected sooner than later to help identify any key areas that need to be repaired. Below, we’ll detail a few important aspects to keep in mind when it comes to protecting the inner sanctuary that is your home

Shingles and Roofing

Unsure of when your shingles were originally placed? While shingles can typically last up to 20-25 years, damage caused by hail, wind, thunderstorms and other natural events can accelerate wear and tear. If you’ve been noticing problems throughout the home as such as leaks and stains, it may be time to book a roof inspection.


Siding may help our homes look their best, but their intended function is much more important. Siding helps to keep moisture from damaging the foundation of the structure, as well as to insulate the home from wind, drafts, rain, snow, and more. Over time, or in the event of severe weather, siding can take quite the beating and begin to lose its sheen, as well as its functionality. This can easily be fixed with an exterior renovation tailored to the needs of your home.

Windows And Doors

Finally, windows and doors can be a major culprit when it comes to letting in drafts and moisture. Older homes often have thin window frames or doors that have become askew over time, both of which can put your home at risk for moisture build-up as well as cold air entering the home. If you are experiencing such issues, it may be time to consider replacing your windows and doors with a more up to date option.

Exterior Renovations At Carmax Consulting

Since 2009, Carmax has been on of Edmonton and Area’s leading commercial and home renovation specialist. As an award-winning team, we are proud to offer our clients exceptional services include:

  • Exterior renovations
  • Commercial project management
  • Interior renovations
  • Millwork, and more.

Learn more about protecting your building envelope and your home, by contacting us today!