Sector: Building Enclosure

Market Overview: The building enclosure, also called the 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 inside. As a result, the building enclosure is essential for maintaining the interior comfort and health of occupants.

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. 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. Commonly, some wind-driven water will get past, but the next layers stop it: 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 U.S. manufacturing in this important building concept.

It is only relatively recently and due to significant improvements in technology that have resulted in many cross-over products that the building enclosure concept has begun to 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.

The results of the following search include only companies with U.S. manufacturing locations. Use the Advanced Search to see results that include importers and exporters. Learn more about Building Clean and the information we collect.

Company Location
Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc. (ACT) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Advanced Coating Systems, Inc. Woodstock, Georgia
AEP-Span West Sacramento, California
AEP-Span Tacoma, Washington
Aerosmith Fastening Systems Indianapolis, Indiana
AHI Supply Alvin, Texas
Air Krete, Inc. Weedsport, New York
Air Vent Inc. Clinton, Iowa
Air Vent Inc. Dallas, Texas
Air Vent Inc. Peoria, Illinois
Air Vol Block Company San Luis Obispo, California
Aisla Coat Weslaco, Texas
Akona Manufacturing LLC Rosemont, Minnesota
ALCM Cleveland, Ohio
ALCO Products LLC Detroit, Michigan
All Weather Services Hawaii Aiea, Hawaii
All White Manufacturing Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Alliance Steel Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Allied Concrete Products, LLC Richmond, Virginia
Allied Concrete Products, LLC Chesapeake, Virginia
Allied Concrete Products, LLC Fredericksburg, Virginia
AllSouth Pre-Engineered Components, LLC Dothan, Alabama
Allura USA White City, Oregon
Allura USA Houston, Texas
Allura USA North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Allura USA Terre Haute, Indiana
Alpha Protech Engineered Products, Inc. Valdosta, Georgia
Alpha Protech Engineered Products, Inc. Nogales, Arizona
AMBIT Polyurethane Arlington, Texas
Amcon Concrete Products LLC St. Cloud, Minnesota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC St. Joseph, Minnesota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Medford, Minnesota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Worthington, Minnesota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Rapid City, South Dakota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Annandale, Minnesota
Amcon Concrete Products LLC Becker, Minnesota
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 Fiber Cement Corporation (AFCC) Littleton, Colorado
American Gypsum Company Gypsum, Colorado
American Gypsum Company Duke, Oklahoma
American Gypsum Company Dallas, Texas
American Gypsum Company Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Gypsum Company Bernalillo, New Mexico