Moisture infiltration was causing problems with rot, mold, leaks, and discoloration on all the units in this 1980s-era condo development. Deteriorating siding, inadequate insulation, leaky windows, and moldy smells motivated the condo association to ask for a destructive investigation of these common problems. CHA Architecture and its consultant removed siding and investigated the deterioration.
Every aspect of the project involved directing excess moisture away from the buildings, allowing the buildings to breathe and dry out. Every unit was reclad with a low-maintenance envelope system, all windows and patio doors were replaced, and shrubbery was cut away from foundations. The new cladding system integrates continuous insulation, air barrier, low-maintenance siding, and gutters.