This article will illuminate a few critical design considerations, including substrate selection; use of proper joining methods, flashings, solder, and sealants; natural weathering and other finishes; and staining and corrosion control and prevention.
With questions of coating compatibility, sealing strategies, abatement procedures, and maintainability not seen in framed walls or masonry facades, the task of refurbishing these structures is a rapidly developing field in restoration technology.
At the NAHB International Builders’ Show 2023, INDEVCO North America will introduce its unique, patent-pending Barricade Thermo-Brace Guard product, a structural continuous sheathing for building envelope corners that unitizes walls and insulates corners for higher energy efficiency, while eliminating the need for corner flashing.
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has published an updated document which establishes minimum performance requirements for liquid applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings.
The 2024 edition of the International Building Code, will include new language that clarifies how Lightening Protection Systems (LPS) are secured to commercial roof assemblies, roof coverings, metal edge systems, and gutters.