Meanwhile, on the Outside…

In our most recent posts, we’ve highlighted interesting facts and features of the interior of the building.  But it doesn’t mean work has stopped on the outside of the structure.

What you see on the exterior is not the siding…not yet!  The whole structure, up to 24” above the level of the 3rd floor ceiling is now covered in mineral fibre exterior insulation.  It is not affected by water, fire or insects, making it a durable choice for the life of the building.  The vertical lines are “nailers”: lumber, to which the siding will be attached.  The nailers create a gap between the insulation and the siding.  The gap allows air to circulate behind the siding and permits the exterior walls to breathe.  This is one component of the rain-screen principle of building design.

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