Roof and Envelope

From new construction to historic facilities over 150 years old, our staff are skilled in identifying moisture and thermal issues affecting building enclosures. With hundreds of facilities inspected, we are roof and building envelope experts.

PRIME AE has three RCI-Registered Roof Consultants, a Roof Asset Manager, and a Registered Exterior Wall Consultant, along with Registered Roof Observers, Registered Architects, Professional Engineers, and LEED® specialists on staff to manage projects from beginning to end. The staff of PRIME AE has specialized knowledge and experience related to facility envelopes including the roof, walls, fenestrations, and below-grade waterproofing. This experience includes field investigations and studies with and without selective demolition, peer reviews of proposed design and construction, design of new and repair projects, and expert testimony.


Investigation of roof and envelope conditions and failures
Programming and design of both new and retrofit roofs and envelopes
Forensic investigation analysis
Long- and short-term roof and envelope repair designs
Design assist and peer review services for roof and wall assemblies
Construction administration and inspection during installation
Roof asset management, surveys, and assessments
Cost estimates
Litigation phase services
Thermal and moisture scanning, uplift and water spray testing, leak detection and identification
Vapor investigation and condensation studies

Representative Clients

Department of Defense
General Electric
Various Universities
Navy Federal
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
Various School Districts

Meet the Team

  • Charles Heidler, AIA, RAM
    Senior Director, Roof and Envelope

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