Air and water barriers are an integral part of any residential building project. For many years, mechanically-attached housewraps have been the standard with very few alternatives. To solve the numerous installation and performance challenges of conventional housewraps, and create value to your clients, GCP Applied Technologies developed Vycor enV-S, a fully-adhered vapor permeable weather resistive barrier. Its air and water barrier capabilities cannot be matched by traditional, mechanically-attached housewraps. Vycor enV-S aggressively adheres to the wood sheathing without aid of mechanical fasteners or primers. It also securely seals at overlaps, eliminating the need for taping the seams. Vycor enV-S also seals around the nails used to install siding and other wall cladding materials. The vapor permeable Vycor enV-S air and water barrier membrane seals all critical entry points for water and air, while maintaining the walls breathability and preventing accumulation of moisture in the wall cavity. Vycor enV-S premium weather protection, vapor permeability, and air barrier properties help to preserve the structural integrity, and contribute to energy efficiency, of your customers home. Offer the superior protection that your clients deserve for their home. Help them "Build Right the First Time". Vycor enV-S weather resistive barrier not only provides robust weather protection, but also gives the contractors peace of mind during the construction period. When exposed to wind, housewraps may blow off the substrate or tear apart, resulting in costly rework and potential for water damages. Vycor env-S does not require taping of seams, and precise detailing, and helps avoid risk of leaks caused by improperly installed "details". Vycor enV-S will stay sealed to the substrate even during harsh weather conditions.
Vycor® enV-S™ represents the next generation of weather resistive barriers and is designed to provide superior weather protection, and improved energy performance. The membrane brings together the weather protection benefits of a self-adhered membrane, with the breathability of traditional housewraps. The unique adhesive coating bonds strongly to the sheathing, but remains vapor permeable. Vycor® enV-S™ resists damage in windy conditions, leading to less rework and a high quality appearance.