Housewrap functions as a weather-resistant barrier, preventing rain from getting into the wall assembly while allowing water vapor to pass to the exterior. If moisture from either direction is allowed to build up within stud or cavity walls, mold and rot can set in and fiberglass or cellulose insulation will lose its R-value due to heat-conducting moisture. House wrap may also serve as an air barrier if it is sealed carefully at seams.
WeatherSmart represents the next generation in housewrap technology, offering architects, specifiers, builders and homeowners an intelligent housewrap solution – one that delivers the ideal balance between water intrusion protection and moisture vapor breathability, so it can be used in any climate and behind most exterior claddings. The product is an integral part of Fortifiber Building Systems Group’s moisture control system for walls.
WeatherSmart was developed to meet the needs of building professionals who want the maximum flexibility in the selection of building materials. The product offers architects and builders the ideal level of vapor permeability, so they have the flexibility to specify the product for any North American hygrothermic region while the air barrier properties deliver the highest levels of performance.
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