Sector: Building Enclosure

Market Overview: The building enclosure, also called building envelope, is the outer structure of a building, which separates the interior of the building from the outdoors. It keeps moisture, winds, and pests out, while keeping conditioned (heated/cooled) air in. It also is key to allowing sunlight in.

For an exterior wall, the enclosure typically includes all building components from the interior surface of the wall (drywall/gypsum wallboard) outward to the exterior surface/façade of the building, including windows and doors. Similarly, for a roof the enclosure typically includes all building components from the interior surface of the ceiling (drywall/gypsum wallboard) outward to the roof membrane, asphalt roofing, or roof shingles. For foundations, building components extend from the interior surface of the foundation wall and floor/concrete slab outward to the foundation insulation and soil.

The way buildings are constructed varies, but as an example, here are the common building enclosure components of an exterior wall. Starting from the exterior of a building, the outermost layer is the rain-screen/cladding/siding layer, which keeps out most rain or bulk-water from entering the building enclosure. Commonly, some wind-driven water will get past, but it is stopped by the next layers: exterior (board-type) insulation and/or the weather/vapor/air barrier that is attached to the sheathing or concrete-block.

Next is wood or steel wall framing, which supports the sheathing. Facilities manufacturing the components of this framing are vast and not included on BuildingClean.org. The cavities of the framed wall are filled with insulation, and are, finally, topped by drywall/gypsum wallboard to provide the interior surface of the exterior wall. This is the last layer of the building enclosure.

BuildingClean.org has separate sectors on roofing, insulation, joint sealants, and windows, doors and skylights that together with the building enclosure listings represent all the U.S. manufacturing in this important building concept.

It is only relatively recently and with great improvements in technology that have resulted in many cross-over products that the concept of the building enclosure has begun to really drive construction and design. The linkage with occupant health through mold prevention and keeping out pollution and pests has brought even more visibility on the importance of what’s called a “tight” envelope to keep both the structure and its occupants sound.

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Company Location
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Waite Park, Minnesota
Amcor Masonry Products North Salt Lake, Utah
American Artstone New Ulm, Minnesota
American Clay Enterprises LLC Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Construction Metals Beloit, Wisconsin
American Cornerbead Company Orange, California
American eChem Inc. Lufkin, Texas
American Gypsum Company Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Gypsum Company Gypsum, Colorado
American Gypsum Company Bernalillo, New Mexico
American Gypsum Company Duke, Oklahoma
American Gypsum Company Georgetown, South Carolina
American Gypsum Company Dallas, Texas
American Industrial Manufacturers of Building Materials (AIM) Plano, Texas
American Ingenuity Rockledge, Florida
American Standard Coatings Santa Fe Springs, California
American Weatherstar Mobile, Alabama
Ameriform Holliston, Massachusetts
AMICO (Alabama Metal Industries Corporation) Birmingham, Alabama
Anatoliy Stone Pendleton, South Carolina
Anchor Coatings Inc. Leesburg, Florida
Anchor Concrete Products Cranston, Rhode Island
Anchor Concrete Products Fishers, New York
Anchor Concrete Products Holbrook, Massachusetts
Anchor Concrete Products Easton, Pennsylvania
Anchor Concrete Products Odenton, Maryland
Anchor Concrete Products Farmingdale, New Jersey
Anchor Concrete Products Red Bank, New Jersey
Anchor Concrete Products Brick Township, New Jersey
Anchor Concrete Products Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Anchor Concrete Products Manheim, Pennsylvania
Angelus Block Company Inc. Sun Valley, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Gardena, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Fontana, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Indio, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Oxnard, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Sun Valley, California
Angelus Block Company Inc. Orange, California
Appleton Supply Company Appleton, Wisconsin
APT Advanced Polymer Technology Corporation Harmony, Pennsylvania
APTCO McFarland, California
Aquafin Inc. Elkton, Maryland
ARC Rowlett, Texas
Architectural Cast Stone Inc. West Chicago, Illinois
Architectural Metal Flashings LLC Cape Coral, Florida
Architectural Sheet Metal & Panels Inc. Englewood, Colorado
Arcitell Inc. Sugarcreek, Ohio
Arclin Moncure, North Carolina
Arclin Springfield, Oregon
Arclin Andalusia, Alabama