Water and moisture intrusion can affect everything from a building’s structural durability to its indoor air quality. Understanding the material options, installation, and testing criteria for high-performing weather-resistant barriers can help specifiers manage present and future moisture concerns.
- Examine the effects of moisture intrusion on building durability, thermal efficiency, and health and indoor air quality.
- Analyze the ways in which weather- and air-resistant barrier selection and installation affect moisture management and the building envelope.
- Explore testing criteria for high-performing weather-resistant barriers.
- Evaluate the importance of surfactant resistance, draining bulk water, and proper installation of weather-resistive barriers.
Prerequisite Knowledge For the Course: Basic knowledge of weather-resistant barriers.