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Latest Air barrier Stories

2014-01-04 23:23:29

The Garland Aero-Block™ product line offers air, vapor and water barrier solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure. This new polymer-modified-asphalt technology is available as a fluid-applied solvent-based polymer; a fluid-applied water-based polymer; or as a pre-fabricated, self-adhering multi-layer membrane. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 As the push for more energy-efficient buildings continues, numerous building codes are now including air barrier...

2014-01-04 23:20:19

Air, vapour and water barrier solutions for all six planes of the building enclosure are now provided by the Garland Aero-Block™ product line. This new polymer-modified-asphalt technology is available as a fluid-applied solvent-based polymer; a fluid-applied water-based polymer; or as a pre-fabricated, self-adhering multi-layer membrane. Canada (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Numerous building codes that now include air barrier requirements have created a push for more energy-efficient...

2012-09-10 22:25:00

WYLIE, Texas, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fire Resist Barritech NP, Fire Resist 705FR and Barritech VP have completed the ABAA Material Evaluation process and are now listed as materials that have completed the ABAA evaluation process on the association's website. ABAA is considered the national voice of the air barrier industry. Fire Resist products are manufactured by Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing (CCW). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120910/CG71577) For...

2011-10-19 14:07:00

GIG HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VaproShield, industry leaders of innovative breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs announces the new product release of ReNewShield, a new patent pending, vapor permeable, air and weather resistive barrier manufactured from 70% post consumer recycled plastic. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/CG89072) ReNewShield is manufactured using recycled plastic (PET 1). By volume, approximately 70% of ReNewShield...

2010-10-29 16:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Company's BlueskinVP(TM) -- the next generation in air barrier technology for today's "green" homes -- is being showcased as part of the "Think Green" series of WEtv's "Designing Spaces" on October 31 and November 1 and 12 at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Henry Company's Director of Product Management Marc Tropper will demonstrate why architects, contractors and property owners alike should seriously consider the benefits of using a high performance...

2009-08-03 11:27:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, recently reaffirmed its ZIP System(R) wall sheathing and ZIP System(R) tape as the premier air barrier assembly for builders seeking green certification by passing the rigorous ASTM E 2357 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies. The ZIP System test results exhibited air-leakage rates significantly under the already stringent standard...

2008-10-13 09:00:25

By Ann Robinson and Annie Vernon A discussion of air and moisture barriers -- hmmm, that's enough to make you stop reading immediately, right? But what if we told you the proper construction materials and techniques could save you big money on energy bills and save your home from mold and other moisture-related problems? Letting air and moisture penetrate your home has several adverse effects. Mold and mildew grow in dark, damp spaces, even here in the deserts of Utah. Not only can mold...

2005-10-07 13:33:46

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' envelope, according to a recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study. The research used simulation software to evaluate the energy impact of improved air barriers in three typical non-residential buildings in five cities, each in a different climate zone. The results predicted potential annual heating and cooling energy cost...