When Matt Risinger first learned about Aerobarrier at the 2018 International Builder’s Show, it seemed like a great idea, and he got a hankering to try it on his houses in Austin, Texas. What he didn’t expect was how phenomenal it would turn out to be. In short, it allowed him to build the tightest house he has built to date: The house tested in at a stunning 0.3 ACH50.
Matt knows how to promote himself, to be sure. But if you’ve been following him for a while, you know that he is super discerning about the products he promotes. He doesn’t heap praise on new building materials and processes easily, and certainly not without working first-hand with a material or method. Words matter to Matt, which is why it caught our eye when he labeled Aerobarrier “revolutionary.” He doesn’t say that lightly. (It’s worth noting here that Ted Cushman also used such language (albeit with a question mark) in his report focusing on Mandalay Home’s Geoff Ferrell in the article, “A Game Changer for Air Sealing?” Mar/18.)
It’s worth watching this video to the end to get the full picture of Matt’s claim. Along the way, he talks with Sean Harris of Positive Energy who installs Aerobarrier, and we get some clear information on how it works in the field and what it costs.