That’s an often-heard mantra here at PROSOCO, particularly when it comes to our R-GUARD line of liquid-applied air- and water-resistive barrier products. We invest in high-tech equipment to measure our products’ performance in real-world weather conditions, not just industry standards.
So we were pleased to see this write-up by Alex Wilson, founder and executive editor of BuildingGreen LLC, who recently visited our Clackamas, Ore., facility to see a demonstration of our specialized test chambers that simulate actual weather conditions including wind, water and humidity, on wall assemblies and components.
Wilson describes the demo:
“I watched as the submarine-like glass doors of the large chamber were closed and the fury of wind and driving rain were cranked up on the controls. We could see on manometers just how much pressure the wall assembly was having to endure, and we could watch high-pressure nozzles spraying high-velocity streams of water at the assembly.
“The operator can turn a few dials and simulate 150 mph wind and driving rain, wreaking havoc on the wall assembly constituents.”
For more on our unique testing chambers, watch our test of a wall assembly to structural failure with winds at -200 mph.