weather-resistant barriers

New textured and breathable weather-resistant barriers maximize drainage and protection from air infiltration

New textured and breathable weather-resistant barriers maximize drainage capabilities and protection against water and air infiltration. This course will highlight the basic characteristics of house wraps, compare various types of house wrap products on the market and identify the features to consider in properly specifying a house wrap in a residential structure.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Compare various types of weather-resistant barriers in terms of their ability to effectively minimize moisture and air infiltration and allow drainage of water in the wall cavity.
  2. Explain how to overcome potential problems in the installation process in order to maximize the effectiveness of the specified house wrap material.
  3. Discuss the ways in which house wraps contribute moisture management and enhance green building goals.
  4. Identify the key considerations in proper specification of a house wrap product to ensure occupant health and safety and consistency with sustainability objectives.
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
KCAIA102