Proper air-barrier installation can save energy, prevent future moisture issues.
The importance of air barriers in properly designed building envelopes is becoming more apparent. Their use is growing quickly and becoming required by standard building codes and municipalities. Organizations such as The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers are including air barrier requirements in their codes and standards. These requirements can range from proper design, to proof of performance through air barrier testing. CTLGroup can assist clients related to the proper design and performance of air barriers. Air barrier testing and design services include:
- Blower-door testing
- Code interpretation of air-barrier requirements
- Proper air-barrier design and specification
- Observation of air-barrier installation
- Air-barrier repair solutions