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Garland Launches New Barrier Suite

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Cleveland-based Garland has developed a new line of products designed to prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope.

The new Garland Aero-Block suite offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure, as well as for gaps in walls or between sections of walls, according to the company.

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The Garland Company Inc.

The Garland Aero-Block line creates vapor-closed protection, meeting the requirements for a Class I air/vapor barrier, according to the company.

The new line comes as the push for more energy-efficient buildings continues and building codes are increasingly including air barrier requirements, Garland relates.

Three Formats Available

Garland Aero-Block is a new polymer-modified asphalt technology, available in three formats.

The fluid-applied, solvent-based polymer and water-based polymer versions can be applied by brush, spray, or roller.

There is also a pre-fabricated, self-adhering, multi-layer membrane.

The entire Aero-Block family creates vapor-closed protection, meeting the requirements for a Class I air/vapor barrier, the company says.

Additional Features, Companion Product

“These [new] barriers help minimize the potential for mold growth or corrosion within wall assemblies,” according to Tom Stuewe, Garland’s product manager for the coatings and air-barrier product lines.

“They also protect building occupants from pollutants, second-hand smoke, cooking odors, noise, and pollen."

A companion vapor-open product line, Aero-Perm, will become available later in 2014, the company says, adding that Aero-Perm will offer the same capabilities as Aero-Block systems, while providing permeability to water vapor.

The Garland Company Inc. produces high-performance roofing and building maintenance products for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.

More information: www.garlandco.com.

   

Tagged categories: Air barriers; Building enclosure system; Building Envelope; Building envelope; Coatings technology; Garland Company

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