The Impact of Thermal Conductivity on Building Enclosure Durability

When choosing building materials, do you factor in the climate? Does it get really cold? Really hot? Frequent rain storms? Or snow storms? Analyzing the climatic conditions is important when specifying certain building materials. 

Here is a great article in the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences relating to building enclosure design. The article "Special, General and R-Value Relativity, the Impact of Thermal Conductivity on Building Enclosure Durability” by Rockford Boyer will help you understand the dynamics of building products in certain climates and how it can affect the building’s long-term durability.