Insights regarding the function and design of air and water control layers in modern, high-performance building enclosures are presented in a new e-book, Protecting Against Water Intrusion, from The Construction Specifier.
Protecting Against Water Intrusion is a four-part e-book providing insight on the function and design of air and water control layers in modern, high-performance building enclosures, with an emphasis on the effect of penetrations and cladding attachment systems.
Throughout history, mothers have admonished their children to “wear a hat or you will catch a cold.” While we now know this is not true, mom’s advice provides building professionals with an important reminder why roof insulation is crucial: buildings lose about 25 percent of their heat through the roof when it is cold outside. On hot days, the roofing membrane can hold heat for hours, which puts a burden on air-conditioning equipment.
In the building industry’s ever increasing pursuit of tighter and more waterproof structures, is there a point at which a wall is built too tight? While a watertight assembly is vitally important for wall controlling issues such as mold growth and protecting IAQ, some building practices may be inadvertently making it easier for moisture-related issues to fester.