Extreme Conditions

New eco-friendly weather and air barriers help to lower energy costs

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New eco-friendly weather and air barriers help to lower energy costs (Tevin Trinh via Unsplash)
New eco-friendly weather and air barriers help to lower energy costs (Tevin Trinh via Unsplash)

Even the highest performing facades can be undone by gaps or by under-utilizing insulation. Weather and air barriers have expanded to fill a variety of niches, from eco-friendly insulation to ready-to-install sealant.

(Courtesy Balco)

Rizza Partition Closure System
Balco

This compression seal is perfect for vertical junctures and joints between the ends of partitions, curtain walls, and glazing. It measures 100 feet in length, reducing multiple splicing, and is made from 100 percent silicone—making it an effective solution for sound/vibration transmission, thermal transfer, and dirt/dust infiltration.

(Courtesy Tremo)

Spectrem Restoration Overlay
Tremco

Sloped glazing can be difficult to maintain, but this UV-resistant overlay provides superior protection against air and water leakages. Instead of having to completely replace degraded sealant, this gasket system is easy to install, has a high tolerance for temperatures, and can be color-matched.

(Courtesy Rockwool)

AFB evo
ROCKWOOL

Available in thicknesses of 1 to 6 inches, AFB evo meets all of the same specifications of the original ROCKWOOL AFB, while also conforming to sustainability standards such as LEEDv4. This light-weight batt insulation contains no added formaldehyde and is a great choice for schools and hospitals.

(Courtesy Henry)

Air-Bloc 16MR
Henry

A fire-resistant air and vapor barrier applied as a liquid, Air-Bloc includes anti-microbial properties to create a mold-resistant membrane when set. Once cured, Air-Bloc forms a tough, rubber-like barrier without any seams, and can be applied in temperatures as low as 2o℉.

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