Assessing and Address Your Residential Rot Repair in BC

Residential rot repair in BC is a serious concern for many homeowners; from strata property owners to single-family homes, as well as businesses. Our wet climate can lead to structural rot, and it is something that needs to be addressed swiftly to manage. How to Fix Rotting Lumber Finding wood rot early will often allow a professional to seal and fix the problem, avoiding further damage. Wood putty is one way that wood rot can be addressed, but this is often a short-term solution that will tackle minor repairs. More serious concerns will require structural replacements in areas the wood

How To Select a Licensed Building Envelope Renovator in BC

Knowing how to select a licensed building envelope renovator in BC can be difficult. There are various roles and requirements that come with being a licensed building envelope renovator. This makes asking the right questions necessary to arrive at the right choice for your strata property. What Does a Licensed Building Envelope Renovator Do? As a Licensed Building Envelope Renovator, they will work with an envelope consultant to facilitate the repairs that a strata approves. These licenses professionals are responsible for: Organizing with the insurance agency’s home warranty regarding the building envelope Completing the construction contract Organizing trade professionals to

4-Steps to Managing a Building Envelope Restoration

Kallio Restoration understands that Managing a Building Envelope Restoration matters. Whether managing the safety of the tenants, the investment of the homeowners, or peace of mind for the strata council – these are all important factors that we seek to help manage. These 4-steps to managing a building envelope restoration will provide insight into how the process works. As well, it will help keep everyone involved – informed. Step-1 in Managing a Building Envelope Restoration: Assess the Problem The strata council and the property manager will play a role in reporting any problems the building envelope has and organize repairs.

Understanding Your Return on Investment with Exterior Remodeling

Exterior remodeling might seem like an added expense that homeowners or your Strata can hold off on. Which is why understanding the return on your investment with exterior remodeling is important. With it being such a big undertaking and expenditure, making the right decisions for your remodel is important. As is choosing the right exterior remodeling company. Getting it right the first time is paramount – and we’re here to help you sift through which exterior remodeling projects can offer you the best ROI to ensure that happens. Exterior Remodeling Adds to Curb Appeal Improving your home’s curb appeal can

What is a Building Envelope and Why Should Your Strata be Aware of It?

At Kallio Restoration, we seek to ensure that our services as a BC Housing Envelope Renovator not only creates value for building owners, but also adheres to the regulations of their strata. As such, knowing what a building envelope is and why it matters to your strata is important. Building Envelope Explained A building envelope includes all the building components that separate the indoors from the outdoors, including the exterior walls, foundations, roof, windows and doors. As discussed in our blog ‘The Importance and Impact of Building Envelope Maintenance’ Keeping up with building envelope inspections and maintenance plays an important role in the upkeep and security of your

BC Building Concerns: How to Address Condensation in Your Building

If you live in the Lower Mainland, you are well aware of the wet climate that sees us through season after season. From Vancouver to Langley and every community surrounding these municipalities, the rainfall is plentiful and, at times, pesky – especially for those concerned with the impact of condensation and building rot. If you manage an older building, condensation can be a common issue caused by thermally inefficient windows. Although newer buildings can also have a poorly built building envelope or humidity issues due to venting. Knowing where the condensation is coming from will be half the battle, and

The Importance and Impact of Building Envelope Maintenance

Keeping up with building envelope inspections and maintenance plays an important role in the upkeep and security of your Strata property. Not only does it help reduce costs over time, but it can also alleviate undo stress due to unexpected structural failures from a lack of maintenance. Kallio Restoration has been providing building envelope maintenance and repairs to our Lower Mainland customers for years, helping them to decide what work is required and how it will be implemented. So …What is a Building Envelope? The building envelope includes all the building components that separate the indoors from the outdoors. The

Window & Door Replacements: Save on Energy Costs + Utilize Energy Rebates

Seeking to save on energy costs plus utilize energy rebates1? Window & Door Replacements in Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, Langley, Surrey and White Rock are an excellent way to manage this. Right now there are a variety of BC Hydro Rebates, which can help you offset the cost of replacing your windows and doors. In an effort to continue to build upon energy efficiency in BC, along with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, this provincial rebate program* can help homeowners save and conserve energy simultaneously. *Eligibility requirements include having a BC Hydro or FortisBC residential account and the home must be a

The Importance of Hiring a BC Housing Envelope Renovator in the Lower Mainland

Building envelope restoration and building envelope science is particularly unique to the wet, coastal climates of southwestern BC. This niche in the construction industry emerged from the ‘leaky-condo’ crisis of the late 90’s to early 2000’s. Architects, engineers, and contractors needed to re-learn how a building envelope had to be designed and constructed to perform in our region. BC Housing/HPO Building Envelope renovators specialize in the restoration and repair of building envelope components. This includes siding and stucco, windows and doors, balconies, membranes, roofing, railings, flashings, rot repair – and more. Licensing and 3rd party home warranties can only be