Gord Cooke on the State of Air SealingKevin Dugan
Industry Veteran Cites AeroBarrier Solution as Business Building Technology
In this Construction Instruction webinar “AeroBarrier: An Innovative Solution to an Outdated Process,” industry veteran Gord Cooke walked through the State of Air Sealing with AeroBarrier’s Paul Springer.
The two discussed various issues and opportunities across air sealing, including increasingly strict codes, the lack of ownership for air sealing as well as the differences between traditional air sealing methods and AeroBarrier air sealing.
Topics covered in the webinar include:
- Layers of a proper air barrier
- Methods to achieve a proper air barrier
- Inefficiencies of traditional air sealing methods
- Getting guaranteed air sealing results with AeroBarrier
22 Contractors Impact Manual Air Sealing
Air sealing can be a point of friction for residential new construction, as tightness requirements continue to increase and responsibility for the task is split across an average of 22 subcontractors. More than ever, builders run a high risk of not obtaining their certificate of occupancy due to air sealing problems.
When it comes to air sealing, we agree — ALL homes and buildings need to breathe. But it should be in a controlled manner — by design and not through unplanned, unintentional holes in the building envelope.
Streamline Process, Increase Results
But, with any problem comes opportunity. The AeroBarrier Connect air sealing system allows a single contractor to become a builder’s source for guaranteed air sealing results. With AeroBarrier, labor, time, and costs are reduced.
AeroBarrier’s proven technology reduces risk and can guarantee results due to its exacting testing regiment and software platform. By integrating with industry-leading testing equipment, consistent results are simple to achieve. AeroBarrier relies on a pre- and post-blower door test to confirm leak reduction. And the system software tracks the entire process from start to finish, allowing the contractor to literally dial in airtightness.
This eliminates a builder’s stress, taking them from hoping they’ll pass inspection to knowing they will pass inspection.
Single-Family, Multifamily Success Stories
Cooke and Springer also walked through various projects where AeroBarrier reduced air leakage by 82% or more and makes it possible to seal more homes per day while meeting any code or requirement and eliminating the worry of costly rework.
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