Back to the basics: An introduction to air and moisture barriers in wall assemblies

Posted by Prism| Dec 2019

Uncontrolled airflow through the building enclosure can significantly degrade a building’s performance in several ways, contributing to reduced energy efficiency, water damage and mold, and poor indoor air quality and thermal comfort for occupants. An effective air and moisture barrier can help prevent these problems by protecting the building against both air leaks and water intrusion, and hence is becoming widely used in all types of residential and commercial constructions.

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