Overcoming House Wrap Issues With Self-adhered Membranes
Many businesses might not be in the habit of sharing the benefits of a competitor’s product. Occasionally, however, they offer information of which one should consider. We’ve been lauding the benefits of using self-adhered air barriers as opposed to mechanically-attached house wraps for some time now. We’d like to refer you to an infographic posted by Grace Construction Products, a construction material manufacturer and chemical company.
Some Common Housewrap Problems
- In reference to weather protection barriers, they illustrate how the typical house wrap can tear in high wind scenarios, and that copious amounts of fasteners are required to attach it to a structure. This is not the case with the use of Self-adhering membranes. They are their own fastener (so to speak), and, as a result, tearing due to high wind is kept to a minimum.
- Ease of installation cannot be overstated here. What would take a considerable amount of manpower to cover a home in the standard house wrap take less time an effort with the self-adhering membrane as it adheres to most common construction surfaces, including itself at overlaps. This also means less time spent repairing seams and leaks in your air barrier.
- Due to leaks caused by typical house wrap application methods, a substantial amount of heat and energy are lost. Once again, the use of self-adhering membranes can substantially reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as several hundred of dollars a year.
They’ve done a pretty wonderful job of explaining the benefits of a product switch to overcome the problems with house wrap. It’s at this point we’d like to mention our own product, The DELTA® VENT-SA, which does the same extraordinary job with the quality you expect from Cösella-Dorken. If you’re looking for air tight alternatives, you should consider DELTA®-VENT SA.
Cosella-Dörken delivers innovative, high-performance air and moisture barriers for commercial and residential construction sold under the DELTA® brand name. A North American manufacturer based out of Beamsville, Ontario, Cosella-Dörken Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ewald Dörken AG, a leading European developer and manufacturer of waterproofing and drainage products sold worldwide. Cosella-Dörken is known for delivering premium products while providing educational programs and full technical support. For more information, call 1-888-4DELTA4 (433-5824) or visit www.cosella-dorken.com.