Demand for energy-efficient homes is growing, and where there’s a need for energy efficiency, there’s a need for our R-Guard fluid-applied air- and water-resistive barrier products.
Hugh J. Lofting Construction Management Services, a Pennsylvania-based builder, recently posted this video about a Passive House residence in Chester County, Pa., which used our R-Guard products Joint & Seam Filler and FastFlash.
Jeff Shaw of the company demonstrates in the video how to apply each element of the rough opening flashing membrane. Some people use a normal silicone caulk and think that’s going to do the trick, he said, but it doesn’t.
“It’s not nearly as effective for air and water,” he said in the demo. “Put a wet product on a window that someone spent a lot of money for, and smear it all around? I’d rather install a window on a dry cured product that in the end is going to work better anyway.”