Randall Stiles, Architect
660 Rock Top Road | Sparta, Tennessee 38583
931-761-7772 | Blomand.net
Michael Johnson | JWC SPECIALITIES
Nashville, TN 37209
James K. Christain Architect AIA CSI CDT
President, Exterior Materials Incorporated
Nashville, TN 37203
www.xmat.com | Roofs@aol.com
w 615-269-3715 x304 | c 615-207-5112
VaproTape & 3D Factory Formed Corners
Approximately 25,000 sq ft of WRAPSHIELD®, the highest permeable air barrier in the industry, was used for this 42,000 sq ft Harley Davidson showroom completed in January 2009.
Designed to LEED-type standards, particular care was taken to ensure that construction materials would ensure healthy indoor air and create an energy efficient structure.
Additionally, Jim Christain worked with the architect for a year to address the specific needs for the building envelope. The plywood substrate was nailable because of the variable complex sheet metal cladding. Also, due to the potential for wet winter weather during construction, the plywood needed to be protected quickly and the membrane drying period needed to be short to prevent mildew and mold. The additional use of 3D Factory Formed Corners saved installation time and costs; and will reduce the incidence of moisture intrusion around windows and doors.
Installation complete for WRAPSHIELD®
WRAPSHIELD® combines the best properties of a vapor permeable membrane and an air barrier in one innovative, affordable product.
With a rating of 50 perms, WRAPSHIELD® provides the highest vapor permeability in a commercial quality air barrier breather membrane