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Description: An air barrier is one or more materials that are joined in a continuous manner to control airflow between a conditioned (indoor) space and an unconditioned (outdoor) space. The air barrier system is the primary air enclosure boundary that separates the indoor air and outdoor air. Air barrier systems also typically define the location of the pressure boundary of the building enclosure. An air barrier must be a complete system of materials and components that work together to provide a continuous barrier to airflow. The basic function of an air barrier system is to prevent uncontrolled air leakage through the building enclosure. Air barriers must be relatively rigid or have solid backing capable of resisting moderate to high pressures caused by wind, stack effect, or mechanical pressurization of a building.
Benefits of Air Barriers:
- Improves Energy Efficiency
- Prevents the Loss of Conditioned Air
- Prevents Moisture
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Durability over the expected lifetime of the building
Systems Installed: Building wraps, adhesive membrane, fluid-applied materials, insulating board stock, non-insulating board stock, spray polyurethane foam, and a host of other materials.
Manufacture Affiliates: Tremco, Grace, Henry, Soprema, Dow
Warranties: Manufacturer material and labor warranties up to 5 Years, some including overburden removal and replacement.