weather barrier

weather barrier

On the outer surface of thermal insulation, any material which protects the insulation from weather damage, including solar radiation and atmospheric contamination.
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Technical experts from Grace talked about the products and solutions they are offering which include water proofing of below grade deep basements, answers to architectural concrete in exposed areas - mainly in building facades - and weather barrier systems in high rise buildings.
Greg Austin, also from Grace, talked about the latest technology for use in an efficient design strategy and the best solution for a functional weather barrier system in facade design.
The Dow Corning Silicone Air Barrier System -- A complete air and weather barrier solution that provides airtight moisture control for more energy-efficient building envelope designs.
Dow Corning DefendAir 200 -- A 100 per cent silicone liquid-applied air and weather barrier that cures to form a seamless, flexible membrane, Dow Corning DefendAir 200 is vapour-permeable and exceeds industry requirements for airtight performance, is able to withstand unlimited UV exposure and has an NFPA Class A fire rating.
This patented product of wall and roof sheathing has a laminated weather barrier.
All is then wrapped in fire resistant gypsum board and a weather barrier.
James Hardie Building Products (NYSE:JHX), America's #1 brand of siding, announces the launch of HardieWrap([TM]) weather barrier at the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida, February 13-16, 2008.
17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When construction on the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center at Yellowstone National Park is complete, it will have been outfitted with DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) Weather Barrier Systems.
Hurricanes and extreme weather have elevated the demand for proven weather barrier products," said Paul Hanlon, vice president and general manager of Grace Residential Building Materials.
These innovations will enhance the DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) Weather Barrier System by improving water drainage and, when specified by commercial architects and designers, by helping achieve LEED certification in commercial buildings.
It offers exceptional adhesion between dissimilar materials in air and vapor barrier systems such as high density polyethylene peel and stick laminates, liquid applied weather barriers, building wraps as well as termination/transition seals, and other typical building materials.
A recent article in the Journal of Light Construction confirms that even the best weather barriers cannot compensate for the lack of flashing and shoddy construction practices.