Air barrier


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Air barrier

Building assembly components that work as a system to restrict air flow through the building envelope. Air barriers may or may not act as a vapor barrier. The air barrier can be on the exterior of the assembly, the interior, or both.

air barrier

A membrane that acts as a resistance to air leakage.
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com)-- The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) certified the Rmax ECOMAXci Wall Solution for use in commercial buildings.
now offers Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied fibered acrylic air barrier that also acts as a water/weather barrier and vapor retarder.
Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied, fibered acrylic air barrier that likewise functions as water/ weather barrier and vapor retarder, exhibits an air leakage rate of 0.
The calculator, which was developed in conjunction with the Air Barrier Association of America and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, looks particularly at the practice of introducing air barrier systems into buildings, as air leaks can significantly harm energy efficiency.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based specialty custom door maker Senneca Holdings has acquired Canada-based air barrier equipment maker Enershield Air Barriers, the company said.
28 July 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio-based specialty custom door maker Senneca Holdings has acquired Canada-based air barrier equipment maker Enershield Air Barriers, the company said.
lain remaining openings with metal studs, gypsum, insulation air barrier and composite wall panels.
The first attempt at addressing the issue was to take a vapor barrier material and turn it into an air barrier.
Through the partnership, several new products will be introduced to the region, including Enershield Air Barrier and Sterile-Aire High Energy Germicidal UVC Solutions.
Since then, the authors have tested many buildings around the greater Seattle area and have been involved with the air barrier design and review of those buildings in most cases.
Air barrier - Refers to the materials and components of the building enclosure or of compartmentalizing elements that together control airflow through the assembly.
There is no longer a need to put on the wood, and then a moisture and air barrier.