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What Really Matters for Air Barrier Materials

Jonathan Smegal
Publication date:
November 25, 2022
Article Summary: 

This blog post discusses the importance of air barriers and airtightness in building construction. The authors highlight the key factors that impact the effectiveness of air barrier materials, including their permeance, durability, and ability to adhere to the building substrate. They also provide recommendations for achieving optimal airtightness in buildings, such as using a continuous air barrier, conducting regular inspections and testing, and selecting air barrier materials that are appropriate for the specific building design and climate. Overall, the post emphasizes the critical role that air barriers play in ensuring energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and occupant comfort in buildings.


air barriers, airtightness, building construction, permeance, durability, substrate, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, occupant comfort.

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Jonathan Smegal
What Really Matters for Air Barrier Materials
November 25, 2022
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