Henry® Air Barrier Systems

Air barrier membranes from Henry are available in two main types: self-adhered sheet and fluid applied. Henry also offers a complete portfolio of compatible primers, flashings and sealants to create an effective building envelope system to meet your building performance requirements.

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Our complete portfolio of air barrier system solutions

Commercial Air Barrier Systems Brochure – Discover the benefits of air barriers, how to choose the right system, and the variety of products offered by Henry.

Choosing the Right Air Barrier is Critical to Improved Building Performance – Unpack the different types of air barriers and essential elements you should consider when selecting your next system

2021 IBC & IECC Code changes for Air and Water Barriers – Read about IBC and IECC Changes – two updates that impact air and water-resistive barriers (WRBs)

NFPA 285

Henry Air Barriers that meet IBC NFPA 285 Exceptions – Learn how Henry air barrier systems are in compliance with the NFPA 285 test.

NFPA 285 Flow Chart – This helpful chart helps you identify if an NFPA 285 compliant wall assembly is needed for your next project.

Tech Talk: Henry NFPA 285 Air Barrier Assemblies – The tech talk provides details about which Henry air barrier assemblies meet the performance requirements of NFPA 285 as required by the International Building Code (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021 editions).

Blog posts

Considerations for selecting an air barrier system – Designing, specifying and installing an air barrier system that meets identified performance characteristics can be a complex challenge. Here are some factors to keep in mind when selecting an air barrier system.

Choose an air barrier system that cuts installation time and costs – Making smart air barrier choices can help contractors make installation faster and more cost-effective. Here are some tips to help keep your next project on-track and on-budget.

Off-Site Construction: Becoming a building method of choice – According to a report by The National Real Estate Investor, over the last five years, the off-site construction business has doubled in size to become an $8 billion industry.

Case Studies

When working on the largest Passive House in the US (PHIUS) project in North America, the design team at Dattner Architects looked to Henry for an optimal air barrier system solution, including Henry Air-Bloc All Weather STPE and Henry Blueskin Metal Clad flashing.

Blueskin VP160 Self-Adhered Water Resistive Air Barrier system helped contractors record outstanding blower door testing results of 0.126 (positive pressure) and 0.107 (negative pressure) cfm/sf at 75 pa.

Henry Company keeps multifamily project on track after initial air barrier fails to deliver

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