Air and Vapor Barrier Systems

Pioneer Contracting, through its team of expert structural preservation professionals, is one of the very few companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region to be certified in the application of all currently approved Air and Vapor Barrier Systems available today.

Air/Vapor Barrier Systems have primarily two functions:

  1. To stop air from leaking into and out of the building enclosure in order to ensure a more cost-effective structure; and,
  2. Preventing air and moisture from seeping into the building structure, eventually leading to structural decay and toxin/mold buildup.

Air/Vapor Barrier systems and materials are rapidly becoming the preferred systems and materials for extending and preserving the life of buildings and similar structures. These systems and materials are cost-effective and are being recognized as the products of the future, far superior to other materials and systems.

By preventing air and moisture leakage, Air/Vapor Barrier Systems:

  • Reduce energy costs
  • Retard deterioration of building components
  • Prevent rain penetration
  • Reduces the chance of mold

Air/Vapor Barriers provide:

  • A more comfortable workplace while also reducing the cost of maintaining a building and its environment through eliminating unwanted air flow in and through the building, as well as preventing contaminated air from reaching the outside,
  • A shield from pollutants, such as pollens, suspended particulates and odors, and contaminates that are byproducts of production and/or research, from entering and circulating throughout the structure or from leaving the building to enter out outside environment.

In addition, air barriers help reduce costs in new construction or when replacing existing HVAC systems because the right air barrier will allow for proper sizing of the central heating and air conditioning equipment instead of having to size to overcome heat and air loss to the outside, or heat and cold seeping through less efficient systems.

Pioneer Contracting is the expert in this fast-developing structural preservation material and systems.