Aero Barrier system article by Peter Yost, SEON sustainable energy outreach network member

AeroBarrier Air Sealing System

At the October 23rd Building Science Guild meeting, Nate Gusakov of Zone 6 Energy in New Haven, VT, presented the AeroBarrier system of Air Sealing.  AeroBarrier is a stable, non-toxic, aerosol-applied acrylic sealant.  It is a patented air sealing system that uses a computerized process to pressurize the building and install the AeroBarrier to seal leaks in the building enclosure from the inside.  The particles deposit only at the leak sites and build to form a complete and tight seal, remaining firmly in place for years while staying completely pliable and flexible.  Certainly by reducing air leaks through the building envelope, it is possible to reduce energy loss, help mitigate moisture damage, and enhance overall comfort and health of the building.

Nate Gusakov of Zone 6 Energy in New Haven, VT giving a presentation to SEON’s Building Science Guild on AeroBarrier, a new new air sealing technology that was most recently used on the Snow Block building in Brattleboro.

Some key features:

  • Seals leak up to ½” and as small as a human hair
  • Most economical to install at rough in or drywall stage of construction but can be applied to unoccupied, finished spaces
  • In multi-family applications, a tighter building envelope offers reduction in noise transmission, mitigates odor transfer, reduces pest migration and enhances climate control.
  • Sealant does not stick to vertical surfaces like walls, windows, or doors.
  • Ultra-low VOC and has no off-gassing

Go to AeroBarrier X1 for sealant data

Read Peter Yost’s post about the AeroBarrier System on Green Building Advisor

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