AeroBarrier Alberta offers a customizable solution for effectively sealing building envelopes to case-by-case specifications, making your homes more energy efficient than ever.
QUICK . EFFICIENT . EFFECTIVE
Applied during rough-in or post-drywall
Application process takes approximately 1 day
QUICK DRY TIME
Sealant dries within 30 minutes after application
Airtightness results are to specification
TESTED AND PROVEN RESULTS
The AeroBarrier system derives air leakage (ACH) readings in real-time,
allowing control of the entire process and achieving your desired ACH target.
Prep the Area
Pressurize the Space
Apply the Sealant
WHY DO CLIENTS WANT AEROBARRIER?
Most people spend 90% of their time indoors
Leaky homes have more toxins than outdoor air.
Tightly-sealed homes offer green air on red days.
AeroBarrier is a non-toxic option instead of foam.
Tight buildings need less energy to hold a comfortable temperature
A well-sealed home is ready for Net Zero standards
AeroBarrier is a low cost solution to expensive air leaks
70% of energy use is for temperature control
LOWER CO2 EMISSIONS
40% of CO2 emissions are from buildings
Most building emissions are due to overrun HVACs.
AeroBarrier supports a home with less energy demand.
AeroBarrier reduces outdoor air emissions.
AT WHAT STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION IS AEROBARRRIER APPLIED?
The ideal time to apply AeroBarrier is at rough-in or post-drywall, although the AeroBarrier sealant may be applied any time prior to occupancy.
WHAT’S BEING SPRAYED THAT CREATES THE SEAL?
The AeroBarrier sealant is based on a waterborne acrylic that has been used as a fluid-applied permeable air barrier for many years. The sealant is GREENGUARD Gold certified and has been tested according to various ASTM standards and NFPA 285 for fire spread, smoke production, adhesion, antifungal properties, and tensile strength. The sealant is low VOC and has no off-gassing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY?
The entire AeroBarrier process from setup to completion takes approximately 4-hours for a typical single-family home. When targeting reduced envelope leakage levels
additional time may be required.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS TIGHTEN THE HOUSE?
AeroBarrier can meet whatever air tightness requirements the space was designed to handle. The AeroBarrier technology provides real-time air tightness readings and allows the process to be stopped at any time once the required tightness is reached.
HOW LONG DOES THE TIGHT SEAL LAST?
Third-party lab testing reveals AeroBarrier withstands a simulated 50-year durability test, with little or no seal degradation.
WHAT SIZE LEAKS WILL THIS SEAL?
AeroBarrier seals holes as large as ½” and as minute as the diameter of a human hair. Aerosol sealing is extremely effective at sealing narrow gaps and extremely small holes that are typically not cost-effective or are missed during manual sealing.
WHAT SURFACES NEED TO BE PROTECTED?
HOW LONG AFTER THE SEALING PROCESS CAN WORK RESUME IN THE SPACE?
Very minimal preparation is required if AeroBarrier is applied at rough-in or after drywall installation. Vertical surfaces like walls and windows require no covering. All designed openings, such as ducts, electrical and plumbing will need to be covered prior to sealing. All finished horizontal surfaces need to be covered.
Work can typically resume in the space as soon as 1 hour post sealing. This can vary on access to fresh air and weather conditions.
HOW IS LEAKAGE MEASURED?
The AeroBarrier system uses a standard blower door to measure envelope leakage during the process.
CAN THE SEALING BE PERFORMED IN COLD WEATHER?
The AeroBarrier process requires temperature control and pressurizing the areas to be sealed. The ideal temperature for application is 5C therefore the best stage to apply sealant in the winter after insulation has been installed.
Weatherize without caulk or foam
Toxin-free tightness within 4 hours
Seal gaps from the diameter of a human hair up to 1/2 inch
Meet the most aggressive air tightness standards
Easily achieve passive house air tightness standards
Remedy existing workmanship errors affecting air tightness
Eliminate noise and odour issues by simultaneously sealing
exterior and interior walls
Comply with ASTM E2357, ASTM E2178, and NFPA 285