CertainTeed MemBrain

CertainTeed MemBrain Wins Seal of Approval

CertainTeed MemBrain

CertainTeed MemBrain receives stamp of approval from the Canadian Construction Materials Centre

CertainTeed Membrain™ Continuous Air Barrier and Smart Vapour Retarder has received a positive re-evaluation report from the Canadian Construction Materials Centre for its compliance with the National Building Code (NBC) of Canada. The full report is available upon request.
 
Air tightness without proper moisture management can eliminate moisture’s escape path, trapping it within a home’s walls. The hidden consequences of this moisture buildup could include loss of thermal efficiency and potentially lead to mould and rot issues. In Canada where homes are heated in the winter and cooled in the summer, traditional polyethylene air and vapour retarders may actually lock moisture in the wall cavity – raising the risk of costly dampness and mould issues, structural damage, and health problems.
 
CertainTeed’s solution to these issues is MemBrain Continuous Air Barrier and Smart Vapour Retarder. Made from advanced material that changes its permeability with the ambient humidity conditions, MemBrain protects wall cavities from mould and mildew growth:
 
  • Increases drying potential during climate changes
  • Outperforms traditional polyethylene vapour barriers
  • Provides a continuous air barrier system
  • Available in 8 ft., 9 ft. and 10 ft. rolls
Damon Bennett, a well-known home renovation expert and media personality, says, “As a renovator, I have to assess potential moisture issues inside and around a house before I start a renovation project. This helps me ensure that the homeowner’s investment is not lost to moisture damage after the work is completed.”
 
“Whether you’re renovating your existing home or building a new one, insulation and vapour barriers are crucial aspects of the project,” says Bennett. “I’ve been using CertainTeed’s innovative MemBrain Continuous Air Barrier and Smart Vapour Retarder because it assures me that moisture will never be an issue. It only blocks moisture and air, it is designed to help wall cavities breathe and stay dry by allowing the dampness to escape. In the winter, it adapts to humidity levels to prevent vapour from entering the wall cavity, and in summer, it prevents moisture buildup.”
 
CertainTeed MemBrain is available at Lowe’s across Canada and at Lowes online.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016