For residential applications, reduced building envelope leakage means increased durability, reduced mechanical loads, improved energy efficiency and more economical renewable energy options. More importantly, a tighter building envelope can help increase the comfort and overall indoor air quality (IAQ) within the home, leading to a better living environment.
In new construction or retrofit applications, AeroBarrier will accurately seal at any stage from rough-in to move-in. Depending on the climate zone and environment, a builder or homeowner may prefer to have their air barrier post drywall opposed to pre drywall, or vice versa. AeroBarrier’s innovative technology does not discriminate when it comes to air leakage, finding leaks that are hidden behind surfaces or in areas that are unobservable and impossible to reach by hand, offering more flexibility in air sealing than ever before. With average air sealing completion times of 60-90 minutes and a re-entry time of 30 minutes, your additional trades can quickly pick up operations, allowing you stay on schedule.
One of the largest obstacles, yet most important practices, in multi-family construction is tackling compartmentalization, especially at party walls. It is vital to properly control fire, smoke, odor, sound and IAQ. A properly compartmentalized building will allow ventilation systems to work more effectively, especially if the building uses a shared ventilation system. In a multi-family building that is not properly air sealed, the make-up air in an exhaust-only HVAC system is more likely to be pulled from adjacent living spaces instead of being pulled from fresh outdoor air sources. Reducing the amount of air leakage in large multi-family buildings lowers the amount of moisture that travels in the air, decreasing the likelihood of mold and water damage.
AeroBarrier is the perfect solution for compartmentalization and multi-family applications. The system is easily set up in one dwelling and as the seal is happening, your crew can quickly set up in an additional dwelling. This allows your business to air seal multiple dwellings in a single day with measurable and guaranteed results. AeroBarrier also allows your buildings to reach new requirement levels at a more affordable cost, which provides you with tax incentives in addition to higher tenant demand and lease-up rates.
AeroBarrier reduces up to 80% of the building leakage and more importantly, it is able to bring commercial buildings within the USACE specification for building envelope leakage. Using AeroBarrier in new or retrofit commercial applications improves the air sealing effectiveness, reduces labor costs, and improves the consistency of installation.
AeroBarrier’s system lets you place up to 16 nozzles and can easily cover up to 10,000 sq ft. No more aimlessly running around large commercial projects. Simply prep the space by covering such areas as any designed openings in the ventilation system, cover any finished horizontal surfaces depending on which phase of construction you are in and divide off large areas for proper pressurization of the space. Then set up the nozzles around the space, place the blower door to pressurize the space and sit back as AeroBarrier removes the air leakage.
Reduce conditions that can lead to mold growth within the wall system
Up to 40% reduction in outside noise from traffic and neighbors
Seal gaps and holes to create the first line of defense against critters and pests