Energy Raters Bringing More Options to Builders with AeroBarrier Air SealingKevin Dugan
Energy raters are adding value to their services as a result of AeroBarrier air sealing. Already a trusted, independent resource for builders, energy raters are seeing multiple benefits come from recommending AeroBarrier over manually air sealing the building envelope.
AeroBarrier simultaneously measures and seals all building envelope leaks up to 1/2″, allowing builders to dial-in the precise level of leakage and performance. And thanks to the consistency and effectiveness of this technology, it has multiple, positive impacts on a builder’s construction plans.
Efficient Use of Labor: There are no more wasted hours spent manually searching the home for air leakage. This means labor can be deployed on more important, valuable tasks.
Fast & Easy Setup: AeroBarrier is designed for fast and easy setup, clean up, and maintenance for more project completions per day.
Reliable & Predictable: The unpredictable nature of project work can make accurate trade scheduling difficult. Being able to quickly and effectively air seal the building envelope makes it a process that builders can depend on and schedule other work around it with confidence.
Meet or Exceed Compliance Requirements: AeroBarrier’s proven technology generates a certificate of completion after every seal, verifying before and after air tightness, and all pertinent facts about the install. This reassures the builder each project will be certified the first time. And AeroBarrier helps future proof against more stringent requirements of IECC, ENERGY STAR, Net Zero, or Passive House.
Safe, Non-Toxic Sealant: Seal time averages less than 120 minutes, and contractors can re-enter the space in as little as 30 minutes. The sealant has Ultra Low VOC with no off-gassing. And it’s a water-soluble, organic compound that meets UL & ASTM Standards, NFPA 285 and it is GreenGuard Gold Certified.
Cost-Effective Results: By avoiding costly rework, retesting, and delaying sales from a failed inspection, AeroBarrier ultimately saves builders time and money. It allows builders of any size to improve home performance while consistently and cost-effectively meeting codes.
It’s clear that AeroBarrier is becoming a catalyst for Energy Raters, differentiating them from competitors and creating new opportunities for builders — custom, developer, or multifamily.