Air & Water Barriers – Building Envelope Systems
At Architectural Interior Restorations Inc., we know the importance of having superb building envelope systems in place in a commercial building. Since 1983, we’ve left our stamp of excellence on the interior and exterior of businesses throughout Cleveland and nearby areas. Request a quote today for installing air and water barriers by calling (216) 241-2255.Request Quote
Why Are Air & Water Barriers Important?
An air and water barrier is a crucial piece of a building’s envelope system. Once the exterior framing and sheathing processes have been completed and before the siding is installed, contractors will install a barrier. Barriers serve three purposes:
Keep air leakage to a minimum, helping the HVAC system run more efficiently, thus saving you money on utility bills.
Keep moisture from penetrating the inside of the building, thus maintaining the integrity of the insulation and preventing water damage.
Allow any water vapor that is within the building to escape, helping to maintain good air quality while preventing mold and mildew from getting a foothold.
This is important for all buildings but especially in large commercial spaces like hospitals, big box stores, and warehouses, where a reduction of energy loss can make a big difference in the budget. AIR knows that excellent air and moisture management control is crucial to the long-term success of a building.
Building Envelope System Characteristics
As most commercial buildings are built to last a lifetime, a wrap-style barrier needs to have these characteristics:
- High tear-strength
- Long UV resistance
These qualities are all important in the construction process because due to the nature of building, the barrier could be exposed to the elements for weeks and even months at a time before being covered with siding.Request Quote
Advances in the Field of Air & Water Barriers
Advances in the field have led to some innovative products including fluid-applied barriers. This new technology features a fluid barrier that is applied with a pressure roller or a sprayer. These products offer superior durability, flexibility, and long-lasting UV protection.
You can trust the experts at AIR to install superior building envelope systems for your construction projects in the Cleveland, Akron, or Canton area. Contact us at (216) 241-2255 to request a quote. In addition to air and water barriers, we provide quality drywall installation, metal stud framing, ceiling installation, millwork, and more.