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
Arclin Andalusia, Alabama
Arclin East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Arclin Portland, Oregon
Arclin Toledo, Ohio
Arclin Tacoma, Washington
Arclin Roswell, Georgia
Arctic Minerals LLC Chattanooga, Tennessee
Arctic Minerals LLC Jeffersonville, Indiana
Arisfor LLC Grove City, Pennsylvania
Arkema King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Arkema Calvert City, Kentucky
Arkema Coating Resins Alsip, Illinois
Armor Coat Roof Coatings Inc. Phoenix, Arizona
Armstrong Brands Inc. West Seneca, New York
Armstrong World Industries Inc. Newark, Ohio
Armstrong World Industries Inc. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
ASC Building Products Salem, Oregon
ASC Building Products Spokane, Washington
ASC Building Products West Sacramento, California
ASC Building Products Salt Lake City, Utah
ASC Building Products Anchorage, Alaska
Ashland Inc. Parlin, New Jersey
Ashland Inc. Ashland, Ohio
Ashland Inc. Hopewell, Virginia
Ashland Inc. Covington, Kentucky
Asphalt Products Mars, Pennsylvania
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Kinston, North Carolina
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Fife, Washington
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Yuma, Arizona
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Associated Materials Inc. (AMI) Ennis, Texas
ATAS International Inc. Allentown, Pennsylvania
ATAS International Inc. Allentown, Pennsylvania
ATAS International Inc. Mesa, Arizona
ATAS International Inc. Maryville, Tennessee
Atomic Architectural Sheet Metal Inc. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Augusta Concrete Block North Augusta, South Carolina
AVM Industries Inc. Canoga Park, California
Award Metals Denver, Colorado
Award Metals Phoenix, Arizona
Award Metals Vancouver, Washington
Award Metals Baldwin Park, California
Award Metals Kent, Washington
Award Metals Union City, California
Axiall Lake Charles, Louisiana
Axiall New Martinsville, West Virginia
Axiall Atlanta, Georgia
Axiall Plaquemine, Louisiana
Backer Rod Manufacturing Denver, Colorado