Building Envelope Building Materials Made for Low Temperatures
If you’re specifying for winter-grade products, or you’re a contractor working outside in low temperatures, you’ll want to bookmark this article. W. R. MEADOWS has a portfolio of building envelope products – air barriers, vapor barriers, waterproofing membranes, accelerators, grout and form release agents — that ignore the cold weather to keep on keepin’ on, to borrow from Curtis Mayfield. Some of our products handle temperatures as low as -18° Celsius, or -62.6° Fahrenheit.
Below is your convenient list of our winter-grade and low-temperature building envelope products, organized by the temperatures they tolerate:
-18° Celsius or -62.6° Fahrenheit
MEL-ROL XLT: Flexible, rolled, self-adhering, waterproofing membrane
DUOGARD WINTER-GRADE: Form-release agent to use on concrete, wood, steel, fiberglass, aluminum, and fiber tubes
AIR-SHIELD XLT: Extra-low temperature, self-adhering air/vapor/liquid moisture barrier
-7° Celsius or -44.6° Fahrenheit
MEL-ROL LOW TEMP: Flexible, rolled, self-adhering waterproofing membrane for temperatures ranging from -7°C or -44.6°F to 16°C or 60.8° F
HYDRASET: Calcium chloride concrete set accelerator
HYDRASET-FREE: Non-chloride concrete set accelerator
AIR-SHIELD LOW TEMP: Low temperature, self-adhering air/vapor/liquid moisture barrier
-6.7° Celsius or -44.06° Fahrenheit
805 CONSTRUCTION GROUT – WINTER-GRADE: Pre-blended Portland cement grout
4° Celsius or 39.2° Fahrenheit
AIR-SHIELD: Self-adhering air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier that remains flexible and adheres to most primed surfaces at a minimum of 4° C
Essentially, water-based construction liquids products are ineffective in winter-grade or low-temperature application projects because they will freeze. Please know that between our website chatbots and our responsive inside sales and outside sales teams, you will get your winter-grade construction materials questions quickly, and in real-time. As always, we look forward to the next time we serve you.
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