Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barriers installed on the exterior of wall assemblies are an essential component for protecting buildings from moisture. As buildings and what we demand of them have evolved, so has the technology for providing air, vapor, and water controls for the building envelope. Effective water resistive vapor permeable air barriers allow vapor to pass through but not air or water, mitigating moisture damage and saving energy for the life of the building.
Buildings are constantly battling moisture infiltration from occupants and weather. Allowing vapor to pass through your vapor permeable air barrier, but not air or water reduces the risk of damage from moisture, mold, mildew and rot. A high quality vapor permeable air barrier will work in all climates all year round.
Effective water resistive vapor permeable air barriers allow vapor to pass through but not air or water, mitigating moisture damage and saving energy for the life of the building.
The VaproShield® Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barrier System was designed to maximize profitability plus minimize inventory and field training. Nearly 99% of installers reuse VaproShield® products on their next jobs because managing only two SKU's in the field improves labor estimates and drastically reduces installation time. VaproShield® membranes work on virtually all substrates; gypsum, plywood, extruded/molded polystyrene insulation, concrete block, and mineral wool.
For over a decade VaproShield® has designed and manufactured high performance vapor permeable water resistive barriers (WRB) and air barrier (AB) membranes and accessories, creating a comprehensive approach to protecting the building envelope that leads to unprecedented savings. With material and labor, the VaproShield WRB/Air Barrier System offers up to 50% savings compared to major competitors.
With many manufacturers to choose from, the most important thing to consider is who will you be working with? The role of manufacturer's representative is crucial in being the liaison between the customer and the water resistive vapor permeable air barrier manufacturer. Are they knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to your project?
A.L Harding & Co. LLC has been proudly servicing the architectural community, construction industry, and building owners in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia since 1986. We are dedicated to our customers, and will be there right along side you to ensure a successful project.