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A local builder tries on a new, faster way of insulating buildings

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Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Christy Lynn



Aerobarrier Sealing 1.jpg
THE HEART OF the AeroBarrier method of sealing up air leaks in a building is an “emitter” that sprays a fine mist of patented acrylic caulk into a sealed room with outward air pressure. The mist finds its way into cracks and crevices, where it hardens. Below, equipment rolled into the job site controls the AeroBarrier spraying system. The system includes a compressor, generator, blower door, emitters, hoses, and a computer that monitors the job. Photos courtesy of AeroBarrier

ADDISON COUNTY — The field of building science changes dramatically and rapidly. Nearly every day, new products, techniques and methods are introduced that challenge the ways buildings are constructed and introduce potentially more effective and efficient solutions. Not only can these advancements help buildings perform better from an energy usage perspective, but they can introduce time and cost savings and reduce waste.

However, as with most things new, there are unknowns and could be hidden risks that make early adopters vulnerable.

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