VaproShield’s AIA Accredited Classes Available LIVE Online


Are Highly Permeable Membranes Too Permeable? - 1LU Hour, AIACESVS300

This comprehensive course offers a fresh look on how increased permeability in water resistive barriers will enhance wall assembly performance for the life of the building. 

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Thursday, Oct 15
1pm ET, 10am PT

Hosted By: Scott Wood

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 Extending the Life of the Roofing Assembly - 1 LU HourAIACESVS105

The roofing assembly is a critical element in a building's infrastructure. This webinar investigates the history of roofing underlayments and how advancements in breathable roofing underlayment technology can extend the life of the roofing assembly.

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Thursday, Oct 29th
1pm ET, 10am PT

HOST Scott Wood

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The Benefits of Rainscreen - 1LU Hour, AIACESVS500

Learn the current research and field practices on vapor open (permeable), vented rain screen cladding wall assemblies and their impact to mitigate long-term water intrusion and enhance the drying capacity of the building envelope assembly for the life of the building.

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Thursday, Nov 5
1pm ET, 10am PT

HOST Scott Wood

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Building Envelope Guidelines for Mass Timber - 1 LU Hour, AIACESVS110

Mass timber construction is on the rise—with many saying it could revolutionize the building industry.  This live presentation will review the special design requirements for CLT building enclosures.

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Thursday Nov 19
10am PT, 1pm ET

HOST Aaron Gould

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As Seen on THIS OLD HOUSE®

 

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Queen Anne Victorian Cottage

 

Over 5,000 square feet of VaproShield materials were installed on a modest three-bedroom, one-bath Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of the desirable Pier neighborhood, just steps from the beach in Narragansett, RI. At purchase, the 1887 home was in severely poor condition with rot, deterioration, and structural damage. The new homeowners opted to restore it and work with Sweenor Builders plus follow the Historic Commission guidelines, all while documenting the renovation as seen on THIS OLD HOUSE®.

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The roofing underlayment solution included both SlopeShield Plus SA Self-Adhered and VaproMat. Together this combination will promote air flow under the cedar shingles helping to extend the life of the roof.

WrapShield SA Self-Adhered membrane was chosen as the wall air and water resistive barrier solution. Because WrapShield SA is both breathable and air tight it stops air leakage and provides exceptional water holdout and breathability promoting a healthy home environment.

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Unparalleled Moisture Protection for Your Home


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Windows Are The Most Vulnerable

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A new Texas home suffered extensive moisture damage - “the windows were suspected to be a contributing factor” typically due to “inadequate weather barrier and window detailing.”

B.

Insufficient Drainage in the Wall Cavity

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An incorrectly installed stucco system caused massive deterioration and biological growth within 12 months.

 

Windows Require Proper Flashing

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Proper detailing around windows requires a shingle overlap and high performance waterproof flashing material. VaproShield offers a complete system of flashing materials.

 

Rainscreen Drainage Cavity

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By leaving a small air flow cavity behind the cladding, created by mesh or battens, residual water can drain away from your home. This is called rain screen design, a proven method to keep the wall cavity dry.

Home Owner Benefits

WrapShield SA

  • Reduce moisture-related problems (mold, mildew, rot) in wall cavities by allowing vapor and moisture to escape instead of being trapped in the wall/roof
  • Increase healthy airflow throughout the home helping to reduce allergens
  • Save energy by installing a continuous air barrier
    around the home (roof and walls)
  • Commercial-grade product (millions of square feet installed) with proven success in all climates and conditions

RevealShield SA

When homeowners opt for open-joint veneers, the exposure to sun and rain behind the joints is inevitable.

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Breathable and Air Tight

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Similar to Gore-Tex® WrapShield SA Self-Adhered stops air leakage and provides exceptional water holdout and breathability.

Healthy Home Exterior Wall Cavity Design

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Many companies talk about healthy buildings as new ideas.
At VaproShield, we’ve always been green, since our products were inspired by a
frog’s permeable breathable skin, we understand sustainability is more than just a buzzword.

 

 

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 VaproShield’s vapor permeable, water resistive barriers (WRB) and air barrier (AB) membranes

are built to make healthy buildings intuitive.  Our membranes contain zero VOC’s and do not require flammable and/or toxic primers.

 

commitment

COMMITMENT

VaproShield makes a ceaseless investment in the improvement of company resources and the
continued education of human capital to ensure our products are on the cutting-edge of green design.

 

development

DEVELOPMENT

VaproShield performs voluntary internal audits to guarantee our products are free of harmful, toxic
chemicals. VaproShield was awarded the Declare Label, placing it at the forefront of the transparency movement.

 

product

PRODUCT 

VaproShield membranes contain zero VOC’s, zero Red List chemicals and do not require flammable
and/or toxic primers. Products are available in multiple sizes to reduce material waste.

 

installation

INSTALLATION 

VaproShield membranes are safe to transport, handle and install in all weather conditions.
Installation is 
safe for contractors using basic hand tools.  
Installation does not require safety equipment such as protective eyewear, respiratory 
masks or gloves.

 

 building life

BUILDING HEALTH 

VaproShield's breathable WRB/Air Barriers protect the building envelope,
maximizing its performance, increasing building longevity and reducing contractor liability. 

 

end of life

END OF LIFE

VaproShield membranes are 100% recyclable.

QUICK OVERVIEW

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  • No VOCs
  • No primer required
  • UV stable
  • Seals VaproShield membranes and flashings
  • Seals penetrations, fasteners and clips
  • Waterproof and airtight
  • All weather application from minus 20°F to 170°F (minus 29° – 77° C)
  • Flexible and easily conforms to various shapes  

 

Overview

VaproTape is an aggressive sealing tape. It is singled-sided, UV stable, and black in color.

BASIC USE

VaproTape is used to stop water egress or air penetration on multiple surfaces and materials.

MATERIALS

Polyolefin surface, transparent adhesive, white paper release liner.

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Technical Overview

Compatibility

All VaproShield products, concrete, plywood, OSB, metal, curbs, vents, AC systems and roof penetrations. Contact VaproShield Technical – if you have additional compatibility questions.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Property

Value

Color

Black

Ultra Violet Light Exposure

UV Resistant

Application Temperature

-20°F (-29°C) - 170°F (77°C)

Service Temperature

-70°F (-57°C) to 200°F (93°C)

Shelf Life

5 years

 

SIZES/PACKAGING

2”W (50.8mm) x 50’ (15m)

3”W (76.2mm) x 50’ (15m)

4”W (102mm) x 50’ (15m)
Part No: 60302585

60303585

60304585
Roll Weight 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)

2.25 lbs (1.0 kg)

3 lbs (1.4 kg)
Case 24 Rolls

16 Rolls

12 Rolls

 

TESTING DATA

Property

Standard

Result
Thickness

0.66 mm (26 mils)
Dry Tensile Strength

ASTM D882 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

2.6 N/m (15 lbf/in)
Elongation

ASTM D882 Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

>700%

Water Vapor Transmission
Water Method

ASTM E96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

<0.05 Perm (grain/h•ft2•inchHg
<0.35 g/ 24 hr•m2

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