How Is Air Leakage Measured?

The AeroBarrier system uses a standard blower door to measure envelope leakage during the process. The blower door is calibrated to meet ASTM Standard E779, E1554, CGSB-149.10-M86, EN 13829, ATTMA Technical Standard 1, NFPA 2001, RESNET and USACE.

When can work resume after applying AeroBarrier?

The area needs to be aired out for 30 minutes after the sealing is complete. This is done by opening doors and windows while running the fan. Since AeroBarrier does not produce any off-gassing, work can resume in the space as soon as the 30 minutes is up and the sealing equipment has been removed … Read more

Is the sealant safe to use inside a home?

Yes, the AeroBarrier sealant is GreenGuard Gold Certified, meaning that it’s not only safe to be used inside a home, but it meets the stricter certification requirements for use in schools and healthcare facilities as well.

Can sealing be performed in cold weather?

The AeroBarrier process requires temperature control and pressurizing the areas to be sealed. The ideal temperature for application is an outdoor temperature of ≥ 40˚F. Sealing can be done below 40˚F but may require additional steps for the preparation. Contact Us if it will be below 40˚F at the time of installation to discuss the … Read more

What surfaces need to be protected during the installation?

If AeroBarrier is applied at rough-in or right after drywall is installed, there in very minimal preparation required. Vertical surfaces like walls and windows require no covering. All designed openings, such as ducts, electrical and plumbing, need to be covered prior to sealing. All finished horizontal surfaces need to be protected. Contact Us if your project has … Read more

What size leaks will AeroBarrier seal?

AeroBarrier seals holes as large as ½”, 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.

How long will the sealant last?

Third-party lab testing reveals AeroBarrier withstands a simulated 50-year durability test, with little or no seal degradation. See the durability testing report for the test results.

How much does AeroBarrier cost?

There are many factors which go into the pricing of AeroBarrier and every dealer/installer is an independent entity with their own pricing structure.  Here at New England Air Barrier, we generally price each project individually based on the project specifications and requirements. Apart from the below factors, volume of work will also reduce the costs. … Read more

How long does it take to apply?

The entire AeroBarrier process, from setup to completion, takes approximately 6-hours for a typical single-family home. Application times may vary depending on the size of the building and how leaky it is. Additional time may be required when targeting reduced envelope leakage levels to meet Passive House requirements. Contact Us to see how we can … Read more

When can it be applied?

AeroBarrier can be applied at any time after the space can be pressurized. Rough-in or early stages of drywall is the most economical for application, but it can be applied to completely finished spaces as well. Contact Us today to see when AeroBarrier should be applied on your project.