Amid the push to make commercial buildings more earth-friendly, one necessary fix is sometimes overlooked – cutting down on hidden heat leaks by adding a durable air barrier to a low slope roof. William Collins of Sealant Technology introduces this new spray sealant technology for roofing repair projects. Up to 40% of a building's energy costs for heating and cooling are wasted by uncontrolled air leakage, which also contributes to condensation, ice damming, poor indoor air quality, and mold, according to the DOE. AireBarrier technology is fast, effective and very affordable. By using the portable Spray Pod 1.0 to apply the patent pending sealants, effective roof air barriers can be achieved.
An air barrier refers to a system used in building design and construction to control airflow and the affects of outside air on a building’s internal environment. The term "air barrier" sometimes refers to an actual buffer used in construction to prevent outside air from entering a building’s environment. However, air barrier systems also incorporate elements like windows, doors, vents, insulation and all the things used on building materials to prevent the penetration of moisture and air, such as caulking, sealants, membranes and coatings.