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Paint-On Performance: #GBM

Paint-On Performance: #GBM

Paint-On Performance By Cati O'Keefe | 6/18/2013 As codes push builders toward more energy-efficient wall systems, this product offers a different type of barrier. Jeff Wieland of Wieland Builders recently switched from housewrap to Enviro-Dri, a liquid weather-resistant barrier system. “The energy code is driving us,” says Wieland, whose Fairfield, Ohio-based company builds custom homes ranging from $150,000 to $3 million. According to Todd Rieger, territory manager of Tremco Barrier Solutions, maker of Enviro-Dri, “the energy code requirements in Ohio—the 2009 and 2012 codes especially—address air infiltration. There is a particular target for how much infiltration is allowed.” The product is more expensive than housewrap, Wieland says, but it is essentially a financial wash compared to wraps, if you use it to sidestep the requirement to build 2”x6” walls. Enviro-Dri’s i...

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