Ortonville, Michigan 48462, United States

(248) 793-5356

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welcome to AeroBarrier

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Leaky Homes Are Inefficient, Uncomfortable, & Unhealthy

Why Does That Matter?

  1. Air Leakage is typically the largest driver of energy use in the home, comprising 30%-70% of energy wasted on heating and cooling.
  2. Air Leakage is usually the biggest contributing factor for drafts, hot/cold spots, and other comfort issues in the home.
  3. Air Leakage is often the largest contributor to moisture problems, especially mold and mildew.

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Air Sealing is Vital to an Efficient, Durable, & Healthy Home

  1. Air Sealing is arguably more important than most other energy-efficiency measures.
  2. Leaky homes also require larger HVAC systems that run more frequently to keep up with temperature changes as outside air leaks into the house.
  3. Moisture is transferred primarily by air currents, accounting for up to 98% of all water vapor movement in buildings.  This makes air sealing essential.
  4. Leaky houses also allow dust, allergens, pollutants and other airborne particulates to enter the home, leading to poor indoor air quality.
  5. Reducing air leakage is the most cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase overall comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.

AeroBarrier

How AeroBarrier Works

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AeroBarrier is an interior applied, computer controlled air sealing system.  The sealant is applied by pressurizing a targeted building area, then spraying the aerosolized sealant into the pressurized space.  The sealant is applied within 60-90 minutes and dries before system cleanup is complete.  This allows construction to resume shortly after the process is complete with little to no impact on standard construction schedules.

No more caulking is needed to weatherize a space pre-drywall.  Builders can avoid sealing guesswork, save on time, material and labor.

Computer Controlled & Self Guided Sealant

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The AeroBarrier system uses a standard, single-point blower door test to measure envelope leakage throughout the process.  The sealant is self-guided to the edges of visible and invisible leaks creating a seal, and accumulating across the surface of leaks.

Guaranteed Results Measured Accurately in Real Time

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AeroBarrier can meet whatever tightness requirements the space is designed to handle and guarantee the results.  The AeroBarrier technology provides real-time air tightness readings allowing air tightness levels to be specified and achieved every time.  AeroBarrier can seal houses just tight enough to meet any IECC code requirement or it can seal to levels below the Passive House standard of 0.6 ACH50.

Before & After

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AeroBarrier seals holes as large as 1/2", and as tiny as a human hair.  Aerosol sealing is extremely effective at sealing narrow gaps and extremely small holes that are typically not cost effective or are missed during manual sealing.

UL GreenGuard Gold Certified

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The AeroBarrier X1 sealant is a waterborne acrylic.  The sealant is GreenGuard Gold certified and has been tested according to various ASTM standards and NFPA 285, for fire spread, smoke production, adhesion, antifungal properties, and tensile strength.  The sealant is ultra-low VOC and has no off-gassing.  Work can resume in the home within 30 minutes of cleanup.

Durability

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Sealant achieves durability performance in 3 key areas:  flexing, aging and compatibility in tests simulating 50 years of service.

AeroBarrier featured on This Old House

AeroBarrier at the International Builders Show Part 1

AeroBarrier at the International Builders Show Part 2

Matt Risinger Features AeroBarrier on The Build Show

AeroBarrier Featured on Holmes and Holmes

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what the industry says

"AeroBarrier could very well be the end game in our industry's search for a comprehensive, cost-effective way to control leaks through building enclosures.  Properly sealing a home or building to precise levels can be time consuming, stressful to site staff and expensive.  With ever increasing expectations of homeowners and changing building codes, homes will be expected to be more air tight than ever.  There isn't a more important technology in our industry today."


Gord Cooke - Partner

Construction Instruction

"AeroBarrier may be the most important innovation to hit the building community in years.  We were seeking a tighter building envelope and AeroBarrier answered the call.  The technology is easily deployable in the field, delivers results immediately which is invaluable, and works well in a fast paced production environment.  You may be able to overcome the inefficiencies of manual sealing by repeating the process over and over, but it would require more expensive labor hours and still no guarantee.  AeroBarrier is fast and you know the results before you are even finished."


Geoff Ferrell - Chief Technology Officer

Mandalay Homes

"It was blowing people's minds - mostly because monitoring compartmentalization in a multi-family building under construction is typically a very difficult, time consuming task.  The level of coordination and commitment you need to get from all contractors on the job is critical as it is nearly impossible to achieve.  With AeroBarrier, it's simply not a problem."


Chris Benedict, R.A.

CBRA

frequently Asked Questions

How long after the sealing process can you work in the house?

The space needs to be aired out for 30 minutes after sealing.  This is done by opening windows and running the fan.  Work in the space can continue as soon as the sealing equipment is removed.

Can the sealing be performed in cold weather?

Although the sealing equipment can heat the air as it seals, there are practical limits to aerosol sealing when it comes to weather conditions.  Ideal outdoor temperature is 40 degrees F or higher.  Sealing can be done below this temperature, but additional steps may be required.

When can it be applied?

AeroBarrier can be applied at any time after the space can be pressurized.  Different construction methods and climate zones will determine the proper time to apply AeroBarrier.  Rough-in or early stages of drywall is the most economical for application, but it can be applied to completely finished spaces.

Who created AeroBarrier?

A team of UC Davis building scientists dedicated 5 years to research and development, determined to make envelope sealing quick, easy, and affordable.

What surfaces need to be protected?

If AeroBarrier is applied at rough-in or right after drywall is installed, there is very minimal preparation required.  Vertical surfaces like walls and windows do not need to be covered.  All designed openings such as ducts, vents, electrical and plumbing penetrations, need to be covered prior to sealing.  All finished horizontal surfaces need to be covered.

How long does it take to apply AeroBarrier?

Application time depends on what the target ACH is for the house.  Typical applications take between 90 and 120 minutes.