Renovating your Building Exterior
can Improve your ROI
Buildings are large financial assets. In today’s commercial
real estate world, decisions to upgrade or improve buildings involve both
curb appeal and reducing the energy footprint of the building. Done well,
upgrades improve monthly cash flow and reduce operating costs. Done
poorly, it can be a waste of time and money.
That’s where ReVyvit by Dryvit comes in. It’s a building envelope renovation
program that provides solutions for all building types.
For many building owners who want to enhance the value and attractiveness
of their property to tenants, the solution is an aesthetic improvement. It
can be as simple as the application of Dryvit finishes over a tired, existing
exterior – transforming it into a visually stunning brick, granite, stone or
even metal panel exterior.
Over time building exteriors develop cracks, which lead to moisture damage
and a host of other performance-related concerns. ReVyvit by Dryvit offers
high-performance elastomeric coatings designed to bridge hairline cracks
and improve cladding performance, as well as hydrophobic coatings designed
to shed rain water and encourage the removal of dirt and contaminants.
The motivation to renovate can also be driven by performance issues. For
a greater performance lift, you can place continuous insulation (CI) over
the existing cladding. Using CI is smart planning, as it reduces the energy
demand of your building.
Outsulation, the leading brand of CI systems, dramatically improves R-value
and mitigates air infiltration, increasing energy efficiency and lowering your
annual heating and cooling costs. Framing materials such as steel and wood
provide thermal breaks in any wall assembly. Mass wall structures, such as
concrete, precast and masonry are also notoriously poor insulators. Recent
changes to the IBC and IECC model codes and the ASHRAE Standards have
resulted in many states requiring the use of CI. Dryvit’s Outsulation systems
combine an air/water-resistive barrier, fully integrated CI, a reinforced
By: Chuck Bundrick, National Renovation Manager
Dryvit Systems, Inc.
lamina and a vast array of finishes – all in one tested, warranted system.
The movement toward improving energy efficiency in buildings is gaining
• There are more than 5. 5 million commercial buildings in the U.S. alone
–approximately two-thirds of which are under-insulated, poorly
performing buildings according to current building data.
• Green Building is expected to comprise half of the renovation market
over the next several years.
FINANCING A RENOVATION
Financing a renovation can be a challenge. However,
there are programs today in many states that did
not exist even 18 months ago. One new easy-to-use
program is named PACE, (Property Assessed Clean
operating costs. PACE financing appeals to a holistic approach
to achieve a buildings energy efficiency that can include Dryvit
CI Outsulation Systems, HVAC, lighting and more. Consult your
local PACE program for details or ask a Dryvit specialist for an
In addition, Federal tax code (EPA Act 179D) allows up to a $.60
per square foot tax deduction for building envelope improvements, helping to substantially reduce the cost of the energy
improvements you are making to your building. When your building envelope improvements are combined with lighting and HVAC
improvements, projects may qualify to earn a total tax deduction
of up to $1.80 per square foot on your building improvements.
GET STARTED TODAY!
Buildings are complex and technical structures. Getting straight-forward
advice is important. Any renovation project starts with developing an accurate scope of the work and ReVyvit representatives are available to help
determine which ReVyvit solution will meet your needs.
For buildings with poor performance, building envelope consultants should
develop a complete scope of work that includes, but is not limited to: existing cladding condition, moisture intrusion potential, sealant degradation,
damaged or deteriorated flashing, wall damage, expansion joints, energy
efficiency, air infiltration and integrations of other wall components in your
Dryvit can connect you with building envelope consultants, forensic engi-
neers, energy analysis/modeling resources and qualified contractors that
can identify the appropriate products for your project. Dryvit has a dedicated
National Renovation Management team that brings decades of
building envelope renovation experience to assist you with your
project. Contact us to revive
your building at: 800-556-7752
extension 9, or email us at