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
CertainTeed Corporation Cody, Wyoming
CertainTeed Corporation Hagerstown, Maryland
CertainTeed Corporation Blue Diamond, Nevada
CertainTeed Corporation Proctor, West Virginia
CertainTeed Corporation Junction City, Kansas
CertainTeed Corporation North Las Vegas, Nevada
CertainTeed Corporation Jackson, Michigan
CertainTeed Corporation Semora, North Carolina
CertainTeed Corporation Napa, California
CertainTeed Corporation Kent, Washington
CertainTeed Corporation Social Circle, Georgia
CertainTeed Corporation Nashville, Arkansas
CertainTeed Corporation Carrollton, Kentucky
Chandler Building Supply Burlington, North Carolina
Chandler Building Supply Christiansburg, Virginia
Chandler Building Supply Danville, Virginia
Chem Link Inc. Schoolcraft, Michigan
Chemical Products Industries Inc. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ChemMasters Inc. Madison, Ohio
Chemours Company The Gregory, Texas
Chemours Company The Washington, West Virginia
Chemours Company The New Johnsville, Tennessee
Chemours Company The Wilmington, Delaware
Chemours Company The Belle, West Virginia
Chemours Company The Pass Christian, Mississippi
Chemours Company The Fayetteville, North Carolina
Chemours Company The Starke, Florida
Cheney Flashing Beltsville, Maryland
Cherokee Porcelain Enamel Company Knoxville, Tennessee
Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Chicopee Mason Supplies (CMS) Chicopee, Massachusetts
Chief Buildings Grand Island, Nebraska
Christopher Stuart Cast Stone San Antonio, Texas
Chromaflo Technologies Corporation Lockland, Ohio
Chromaflo Technologies Corporation Ashtabula, Ohio
Chromatech Inc. Canton, Michigan
Citadel Architectural Products Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Woodland, California
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Dade City, Florida
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Vienna, Ohio
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Miami, Florida
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Riverside, California
ClarkDietrich Building Systems McDonough, Georgia
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Pasadena, Texas
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Baltimore, Maryland
ClarkDietrich Building Systems West Chester, Ohio
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Dallas, Texas
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Rochelle, Illinois
CO Building Systems Inc. Ephraim, Utah
Coastal Plywood Havana, Florida