Automated Process for Making Spaces Airtight.

No more guesswork. No more mess, Never fail a blower door test.

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WHAT IS AEROBARRIER

AeroBarrier is an innovative automated envelope sealing technology that aims to make energy efficient and performance homebuilding attainable for all builders. Certified as GreenGuard Gold and Built Green, our sealing technology safely and effectively seals the entire building, eliminating the problems and shortcomings of traditional construction techniques and replacing manual labour with an automated, computer-driven, precision-controlled operation.

BENEFITS OF AIRTIGHT SPACES

Owning and operating an airtight building will increase its energy performance and lower its carbon footprint. However, there are certain things you should keep in mind before building a new airtight building or upgrading an existing building’s envelope to make it air tight. We are here to help you understand those nuances.

GROUND-BREAKING SEALING TECHNOLOGY

Automated process for making homes airtight. No more guesswork. No more mess. Never fail a blower door test.

IN THE NEWS TODAY

Matt Risinger covers AeroBarrier

Renown YouTuber and custom homebuilder Matt Risinger invites AeroBarrier to demonstrate and AeroBarrier one of his homes under construction down South in Texas.

Holmes & Holmes featuring AeroBarrier

AeroBarrier joins up with Mike Holmes and his son Mike Holmes, Jr. on the DIY Network show Holmes and Holmes to tackle a leaky home under construction ane the results are truly impressive!

A Game Changer for Airtight Construction

Ted Cushman of The Journal of Light Construction (aka JLC) breaks down the AeroBarrier process and weighs in on the results of the homes AeroBarriered by Geoff Ferrell of Mandalay Homes in Prescott, AZ.

This Old House Featuring AeroBarrier

Kevin O’Conor and the rest of the folks of the homebuilder show This Old House introduces AeroBarrier to seal this home under construction in Jamestown, VA. (this is only the sneak peek). The actual episode airs in January 2019 – stay tuned!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does AeroBarrier cost?2019-03-17T23:45:12+00:00

Cost will depend on the construction phase, current airtightness, desired airtightness, time of year, location and quantity of seals. Once we have your project details we will provide a written quote. Call us at 902.576.3420 or email us at [email protected]

At what stage of construction is AeroBarrier applied?2019-03-13T23:02:32+00:00

AeroBarrier may be applied at any time between after framing inspection is complete and prior to occupancy. Although, the ideal time to apply AeroBarrier is post-drywall. Other factors that effect install is build process and climate zone.

What is in the stuff being sprayed?2019-03-13T23:01:42+00:00

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, tensile strength, etc.

The sealant is low VOC and has no off-gassing.

How long does it take to apply?2019-03-13T23:01:16+00:00

The entire AeroBarrier process, from setup to completion, takes approximately 4 – 6 hours for a typical single-family home. When targeting reduced envelope leakage levels of Passive House or ZERH, additional time may be required.

Isn’t it bad to completely seal a house?2019-03-17T23:45:55+00:00

All new houses in Canada require a ventilation strategy in place to make sure fresh air is brought into the house so this won’t be an issue. In a majority of the cases, a Heat Recovery Ventilator (or HRV) is the mechanical appliance that is installed to exhaust stale air and draw in fresh outdoor air, providing for higher indoor air quality.

What is the lifecycle of the product, or how long does the tight seal last?2019-03-13T22:58:53+00:00

Third-party lab testing reveals AeroBarrier withstands a simulated 50-year durability test, with little or no seal degradation.

What sized leaks can be sealed?2019-03-13T22:58:30+00:00

AeroBarrier seals holes as large as ½”, and as tiny as 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?2019-03-13T22:58:07+00:00

If AeroBarrier is applied at rough-in or right after drywall is installed, there in very minimal preparation required. Vertical surfaces like walls and windows require no covering. All designed openings, such as ducts, electrical and plumbing, need to be covered prior to sealing. All finished horizontal surfaces need to be covered.

Can the sealing be performed in cold weather?2019-03-13T22:56:31+00:00

The AeroBarrier process requires temperature control and pressurizing the areas to be sealed. Ideal conditions is an outdoor temperature of ≥ 5˚C. Sealing can be done below 5˚C but may require additional steps for the preparation.

Is the sealant safe to use inside the home?2019-03-13T22:53:44+00:00

Yes, the AeroBarrier sealant is GreenGuard Gold Certified, meaning that it is both safe to be used inside a home, and also meets the stricter certification requirements for use in schools and healthcare facilities as well.

How long after the sealing process can work resume in the space?2019-03-13T22:53:13+00:00

The area needs to be aired out for 30 minutes after the sealing is complete. This is done by opening doors and windows while running the fan. But work can resume in the space as soon as the sealing equipment is removed and 30 min has passed.

How is Air Leakage measured?2019-03-13T22:46:05+00:00

The AeroBarrier system uses a standard blower door device to measure envelope leakage in real-time during the process. The system tracks air leakage using three different metrics: Normalized Leakage Area (in square inches), Leakage Volume Rate (in cubic ft/min or CFM) and Air Change per Hour at 50 Pascals of pressure (or ACH50).

CONTACT US TODAY

Schedule AeroBarrier Today!

Contact us if you have a project where you’d like to apply AeroBarrier, or if you have any questions or comments for us.

Contact: 902.576.3420

Email: [email protected]

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