Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Air & Moisture Barriers Membrane enhances drying potential of walls Part of the StoGuard air and moisture barrier family of products from STO CORP. , StoGuard AirSeal is a high-build vapor per- meable fluid-applied membrane applied using an airless sprayer or roller. Designed for application over CMU and sheathing, and for use under various claddings—including metal panels, cement board, brick and stone—the membrane resists air leakage and can minimize the risk of water damage from condensation in walls. It can be applied to a continuous 40-mil dry film thickness. Circle 30 on inquiry card Launch of integrated wall sheathing system The LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier offers structural defense against air and water infiltration. In addition to providing a tidier jobsite, each 4- by 8-ft. engineered wood panel features an integrated weather- resistant overlay—safeguarding against water intrusion while allowing moisture to escape— and pairs with LP WeatherLogic Seam & Flashing Tape in two sizes. Backed by a 30-year limited warranty, the wall sheathing system improves the building envelope while also increasing the structural integrity of the house. Circle 29 on inquiry card Pair rainscreen, barrier for 10-year warranty DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION introduces its DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen to create a 6-mm space for water drainage and air movement for drying behind cladding. When used over a Tyvek water-resistive barrier, the rainscreen protects against rot and other damage in exterior walls by moving moisture and ventilation. In addition to ensuring warranty eligibility with the pairing, the DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap features a nonwoven structure that is breathable and allows moisture vapor to pass through, promoting drying in wall systems. Circle 31 on inquiry card Barrier seals to substrate, itself, around fasteners GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES provides an advanced alternative to house- wraps with its GCP Vycor enV-S self-adhered weather resistive barrier. Directly adhering to sheathing, the membrane forms a water- and air-tight seal around the fasteners used to install siding and exterior finishing materi- als, and adheres to itself to improve protec- tion at the laps. It does not require taping of seams or other special joint treatment. With the membrane, the wall is protected from water damage and the jobsite looks neat throughout construction. Circle 33 on inquiry card Expansion of housewrap size options BENJAMIN OBDYKE expands its HydroGap Drainable Housewrap offerings with the launch of wide-width size options that include a 15-year warranty. The 9- and 10-ft. options aim to allow for more efficient building practices without sacrific- ing performance—even these wide-width products provide a 1-mm drainage gap. In addition to eliminating excess water and preventing the effects of mold and rot, the housewrap can be installed in any direction, thus reducing waste, and its UV sus- tainability allows it to be exposed for up to 120 days. Circle 34 on inquiry card Sheathing panels keep water, air out GEORGIA-PACIFIC 's ForceField Air and Water Barrier System consists of engineered wood sheathing panels laminated with a proprietary air and water barrier. Once the sheathing is installed on a structure, tape panel joints using the code-approved ForceField seam tape. Together the panels and the seam tape create an integrated air and water barrier system that eliminates the need for housewrap. Panels install similar to standard plywood or OSB sheathing panels and aim to save installation time on jobs. Circle 32 on inquiry card PRODUCTS 60 February 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com

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