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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Air Barriers

Building Enclosures require proactive actions by each member of the Design and Construction Teams to deliver a building that meets stated performance requirements. Air Barriers are a critical component to meeting those requirements.

The following document addresses ten of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers/General Contractors ask with respect to air barriers. The answers that follow provide insight for these team players to minimize building enclosure risks and provide assurance that their projects are proactive in meeting the performance requirements.


Achieving a High Performance Air Barrier System


Air Permeance Comparison Report (10-06-M0027) for Building Professionals