A healthy home starts with the building envelope. The building envelope includes the foundation, exterior walls, windows, doors, and roof. It is the barrier that separates the interior of your home from the outdoor elements. The engineering of your building envelope influences the structural integrity of your home, provides moisture and temperature control, aids ventilation, protects against pollutants and pests and influences noise reduction.
At New West, we understand the impact a properly constructed building envelope has on promoting healthy air quality and safeguarding your family against building-related illness, increased allergies and asthma, mold growth, high humidity, and pest problems. There are many New West differentiators when it comes to our building envelope, including the use of plywood sheathing. Plywood offers several benefits in comparison to OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing. Plywood is typically more vapour permeable which promotes better ventilation, it is 7% stronger than OSB and it dries quicker, returning to its exact shape, which makes it less vulnerable to water damage. At New West, we adhere to the most advanced engineering standards, so you can rest assured your home is healthy from the ground up.