Tremco – Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility

Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing has long put performance to the test with testing protocols that surpass industry standards. ASTM E2357 (Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies) to include Proglaze ETA Engineered Transition Assembly and the critical transition from the wall assembly to the window…

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IR photos show differences in air barrier systems

Especially true if that picture is the result of infrared photography (IR). IR technology identifies areas of temperature difference between target images. In buildings, these differences can indicate: Areas lacking insulation; The presence of elevated moisture in the building envelope; Air leakage through the wall assembly due to lack of…

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What is a Rain Screen Sealant Joint System?

The importance of good seals in new buildings is noted when walls discolor because of water intrusion; when important papers are soiled, machines get wet and fail, floors and rugs are ruined.  Then people think seriously about good sealing practices.  Considering the problems and high financial impact that can occur,…

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