By essentially “wrapping” the building, air barriers ensure that the building is protected from the effects of airflow and air leakage. The main purpose of an air barrier is to prevent air leakage through the building envelope. Uncontrolled air circulation can cause heat loss resulting in high energy costs, not to mention an increase in the risks of condensation and mold growth in the assembly.
Preventing the loss of conditioned air
Lowering utility bills
Preventing moisture damage
Improving indoor air quality
Several factors must be considered when selecting an air-barrier membrane for a wall design. Learn more about choosing the right permeable air barrier.
REDZONE STICK VP is a self-adhesive vapor-permeable air-barrier membrane with a trilaminated polypropylene complex on its surface. Used in wall construction, it stands out due to its unmatched adhesive properties. Its width and self-adhesive underface, protected by a silicone release film, make it very easy to install. It can be used on most building surfaces such as masonry, concrete, wood, and gypsum.
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