Professional Architectural Services by G. Peter Vander Heide, RA, LEED AP

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I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to do some serious building envelope investigations over the past few years. I’ve been involved with Exterior Finish and Insulation Systems (EIFS) which required replacement, traditional hard coat stucco that required replacement, stone veneer that required replacement, shingle roofs that required replacement, windows improperly flashed, sealant joints missing, required flashings omitted, air barriers omitted, as well as just faulty design.

Many contractors and craftsmen do a fine job of putting buildings together properly, but with the pace of change of new materials, changes in contractor personnel, and the hurry to get work done it seems that some buildings that just don’t go together as they should.
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