SUPER THERM® to replace House Wrap plus add sound reduction, mold/mildew resistance, class A fire protection and water resistance
SUPER THERM® Weather Resistive Barrier, solves many of the challenges facing traditional house wrap and building paper. A fully-adhered system is the best insurance against water and air intrusion. SUPER THERM® is a fluid -applied, seamless protection for moisture sensitive structures in the event of a breach in exterior wall coverings. SUPER THERM® protects against ingress of incidental water such as that caused by severe weather, vapor or condensation, into the building or facility.
Class A fire resistance for all walls or roofing it covers. ASTM E-84 is "0" flame spread and "0" smoke.
Sound reduction through walls or roofing where SUPER THERM® is applied. ASTM E90 "Standard Method for Laboratory meansurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of building Partitions", and ASTM E413 "Standard Classification for Determination of sound Transmission Class". Sound Transmission Coefficient up to 50%.
Water Barrier protection to a 55mph wind driven rain. ASTM D 6904 Resistance to Wind Driven Rain for Exterior Coatings. ASTM D7088, Resistance to hydrostatic Pressure for Coatings.
Mold/Mildew Resistance. ASTM D3273-82T tested for severe mold environment - temperature 90F (32C) and RH of 95%-98% for 5 1/2 weeks. Rated 9 out of 10.
Insulation in terms of blocking heat load. In the field of insulation, the standard "R" value is a measurement of how fast the heat will conduct or travel through the insulation material from the hot side to the cool side. This is the "resistance" factor. This depends on the "loading" of all the available heat and then checking how fast it conducts through the material. Problem with this technology is that the heat "is" transferring through and conducting into the house or facility at only a slower rate, but "is" transferring. The SUPER THERM® "blocks the initial HEAT LOAD" which is the beginning of the heat transfer measurement. It is a fact, that if you "reduce the amount of heat in the initial loading, you have reduced the amount of heat "available" for transfer into the house or facility". Would it not be better to reduce the heat load rather than simply slow all the heat load down, which it all makes it through eventually.?