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The latest talk in the green building world is that air sealing is as important as insulation. Swiss based Siga Tapes and membranes are an entire air sealing system which rely on two air barriers. Here is what is so extraordinary about them: not only do their tapes stick to just about anything to keep the chill out but are made with 100% organic non-voc materials that easily outperform the petroleum-based stuff made in the US. What about a foam tape that expands from 1/4 inch to nearly 2” in a couple of hours? The Termco EXOAir window tape is a unique replacement for expanding can foam, which is not only messy but hard to get where you want it. Another way to air seal is to use R-Guard Cat5 by Prosoco, a sort of gasket-in-a-can, was tested to a simulated category 5 hurricane and let in zero water through the window. The simplicity of using the product is double bonus for providing high efficiency results when it comes to making a wall system air tight.

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