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7 Critical Factors to Choosing the Right Air Barrier

There are many potential causes of façade leaks. Many have to do with air barrier product selection, improper installation and missed connections, resulting in gaps or voids in the enclosure....

Glazing/Facade

The Glazier’s Guide to 3D Printed Prototypes

For any glazing professional, time is money. But what’s the best way to speed results and get a leg up on your competition? Using a one-size-fits-all product may be tempting, but it can end up...

Glazing/Facade

How to Select the Right Silicone Sealant

For over 40 years, silicone sealants have been used extensively in the construction market for applications requiring enhanced durability and strength compared to its predecessors, the...

Glazing/Facade

Pinholes: Cause and Control

Pinholes are defined as very small holes that form from the substrate and transfer through the membrane or coating of polyurethane chemistry. The substrate most often associated with pinholing is...

Glazing/Facade Waterproofing

Wheaton & Sprague talks 2017 Construction Trends

John Wheaton is a professional engineer, LEED AP, and the co-founder of Wheaton & Sprague Engineering, which helps clients find solutions for the entire building envelope, including the exterior...

Glazing/Facade Waterproofing Off-site Construction/Modular

Thermal Bridging: What are the Effects?

 

Thermal bridges are points in the building envelope where a difference in thermal energy transfer is perceptible, causing more thermal energy to flow from inside to outside. As a result, in a...

Glazing/Facade

High-Performance Buildings: How Air Barriers Affect Design

When designing for healthcare, it is mandatory to design the most robust facility possible to manage air and moisture vapor infiltration. A high-performance, sustainable building is dependent on a...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Understanding Glazing Solutions to Meet Design Demands

Glazing systems able to accommodate multi-directional movement of +/-5% in each direction.  Joints that appear to disappear.   Engineered solutions for connecting glazing systems to the opaque...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing.  In fact, one product...

Glazing/Facade Waterproofing

Picture Perfect Rainscreen System Builds in Efficiency, Aesthetics and Long-Term Performance

When products leave the Acrytec Panel Industries facility in Ontario, Canada, they leave in perfect condition. To Acrytec customers, this means more than just individual panels that meet ASTM...

Glazing/Facade Testing

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