SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered roofing underlayment offers permanent mass timber roof deck/floor deck protection by allowing vapor to pass through (breathable) but not air or liquid water.
WallShield IT Integrated Tape water resistive barrier (WRB) membrane offers mass timber post, column, and beam protection by allowing vapor and air to pass through but not liquid water.
PanelShield SA is a permeable polyester air barrier (AB) and water resistive barrier (WRB) sheet membrane offers permanent protection for exterior walls by allowing vapor to escape through but not air or liquid water.
SlopeShield Plus SA is installed on the roof deck/floor deck as the structure is erected and taped using VaproTape on the seams. The underlayment can be installed on a low slope (1/4":12 to 2:12) assembly or a steep slope (2:12 or greater) assembly.
WallShield IT is wrapped around post/columns and beams, and uses VaproTape at the seams.
PanelShield SA is designed for exterior walls with rainscreen cladding materials. VaproShield offers additional WRB air barrier membranes for walls including open joint cladding, see individual product data sheets.
SlopeShield Plus SA: spun-bond polyester
WallShield IT: multiple layers of spun-bonded polypropylene
PanelShield SA: spun-bond polyester
All mass timber types:
- Cross-laminated timber (CLT)
- Nail-laminated timber (NLT)
- Dowel-laminated timber (DLT)
- Vertically laminated veneer lumber (LVL)
- Glue-laminated timber (GLT)
- Laminated strand lumber (LSL)
- Timber-concrete composites (TCC)
- Parallel strand lumber (PSL)
- Mass plywood panel (MPP)
For additional substrates view individual product data sheets or contact VaproShield Technical.
Storage and Handling
Store materials on end in original packaging at temperatures between 40°F and 120°F (4.4°C and 48.9°C). Protect materials from direct sunlight and inclement weather until ready for use.
CAUTION: Release liners are slippery. To prevent injury, liner should be removed from under foot as soon as membrane is installed and disposed of properly.
Work crews are safe around VaproShield membranes they contain zero VOCs or toxins.
Persons who access any roofs, involved with roof construction, repair or maintenance shall use appropriate personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, hard hats, eye protection, and leather gloves and must be trained on safe practices relevant to their work.
Where the use of ladders, scaffolds, platforms, or temporary floors are utilized, safety lines and safety harnesses shall be used. Please access the OSHA Web site at www.osha.gov, contact your local OSHA office, or visit the local federal bookstore to obtain the most current information on OSHA 29 CFR 1926.
For self-adhered membranes all surfaces must be dry, sound, clean, “as new” condition, and free of oil, grease, dirt, excess mortar or other contaminants detrimental to the adhesion of the roofing underlayment or WRB air barrier. Fill voids and gaps in substrate greater than ½” (12.7 mm) in width to provide an even surface.
SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered should be covered within 180 (6 months) of installation with permanent roofing/flooring material. Minimum recommended application temperature of 20˚F (- 6.0˚C) and rising.
PanelShield SA should be covered with cladding within 12 months of field assembly. Minimum field assembly recommended installation temperature of 20˚ F (- 6.0˚ C) and rising.