AIR-SHIELD: Designing for the 21st Century
W. R. MEADOWS is proud to offer the AIR-SHIELD line of sheet-applied air barriers. These self-adhesive membranes are designed to control air leakage and moisture movement in all types of wall assemblies. AIR-SHIELD membranes are strong, durable and remain flexible, even in cold temperatures (see our low-temp products). AIR-SHIELD will not shrink, sag, dry out, crack, or rot, and offers excellent resistance to punctures during installation. The self-gasketing characteristic provides continued protection if penetrated by fasteners.
NEW FROM W. R. MEADOWS – AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASING
New from W. R. MEADOWS comes AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING – a primerless, composite membrane that is comprised of a black woven polyethylene facer and easy-to-release kraft paper release liner. The product is designed for extreme cold applications down to 10° F (-12° C). It can be used as a flashing for rough openings, windows, detailing, and as a transition membrane. This material is an air, vapor, and liquid moisture barrier.
AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING provides protection against water infiltration in critical detail areas, such as window and door openings, deck-to-wall intersections, corner boards, wall-to-wall tie-ins, foundation sill plates, sheathing panel seams, masonry walls, and other non-roof detail areas. AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING is designed to be applied without primer or adhesive to ordinary concrete, steel, copper, stainless and galvanized steel, untreated wood, insulated concrete forms (ICFs), extruded insulation board, and exterior-grade fiberglass mat gypsum board sheeting.
AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING is designed to be used as a part of the AIR-SHIELD, MEL-ROL®, and HYDRALASTIC™ 836 systems from W. R. MEADOWS. The product has been tested and is chemically compatibility with BEM and the AIR-SHIELD, MEL-ROL, HYDRALASTIC 836, and PERMINATOR® lines of products from W. R. MEADOWS.
Air Barrier White Paper
The rationale for non-permeable air barriers (fluid-applied or self-adhered sheet) is based on a number of factors. The most notable of these is the code-driven mandate for exterior continuous insulation in many climate zones. This white paper explains how this decision is made based on many factors, including insulation, the International Building Code, climatic conditions, etc.
White Paper: The Air Barrier Debate – Permeable or Non-Permeable?
Sheet-Applied Air Barriers
AIR-SHIELD self-adhering air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier is part of a total W. R. MEADOWS system to complete the building…
AIR-SHIELD ALUMINUM FLASHING
AIR-SHIELD ALUMINUM FLASHING is a self-adhering flexible membrane flashing with an aluminum facer. It is a roll-type product that is…
AIR-SHIELD ALUMINUM SHEET MEMBRANE
AIR-SHIELD ALUMINUM SHEET MEMBRANE self-adhering air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier is part of a total W. R. MEADOWS system to…
AIR-SHIELD SMP is a self-adhering, vapor permeable, air/liquid moisture barrier that is designed to be fully bonded to the substrate…
AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING
AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING is a primerless, composite membrane that is comprised of a black woven polyethylene facer and easy-to-release kraft…
AIR-SHIELD LOW TEMP
AIR-SHIELD LOW TEMP self-adhering air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier is part of a total W. R. MEADOWS system to complete…
AIR-SHIELD XLT extra-low temp self-adhering air barrier is part of a total W. R. MEADOWS system to complete the building…
AIR-SHIELD THRU-WALL FLASHING
AIR-SHIELD THRU-WALL FLASHING is a self-adhering, flexible membrane flashing. It is a roll-type product that is nominally 40 mils thick.…
AIR-SHIELD 25 MIL FLASHING TAPE
AIR-SHIELD 25 MIL FLASHING TAPE is a self-adhering, flexible membrane flashing. It is a roll-type product that is nominally 25…
AIR-SHIELD SMP Animation
Sheet-Applied Air Barrier Accessories
Our AIR-SHIELD accessory products are designed and developed to work together to complete a total air barrier system.
- AIR-SHIELD 25 MIL FLASHING TAPE – Flexible Flashing, 25 Mils Thick
- AIR-SHIELD ALUMINUM FLASHING – Aluminum-Faced Flexible Flashing
- AIR-SHIELD BUTYL FLASHING – Transition and Detailing Membrane
- AIR-SHIELD THRU-WALL FLASHING – Flexible Flashing
- DETAIL STRIP – Self-Adhering Elastomeric Tape
- POURTHANE NS – Non-Sag Polyurethane Joint Sealant
- MEL-PRIME – Solvent-Based VOC Adhesive
- MEL-PRIME N.E. – Solvent-Based VOC Adhesive
- MEL-PRIME W/B – Water-Based Adhesive
- POINTING MASTIC – Cold-Applied Sealing Compound
- TERMINATION BAR – Multi-Purpose, Preformed Attachment Plastic
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