As a builder in New England, passing a blower door test is essential to remaining compliant with local energy codes. These tests determine how airtight a building is and can be a critical factor in meeting construction project deadlines. Failing a blower door test can be time-consuming and costly, as it requires additional work to find and seal all the leaks in the building. However, when Northeast Air Sealing installs AeroBarrier, you can pass a blower door test on the first try, saving time and money.
Air Sealing Done Right, The First Time
One way to go about passing a blower door test is to seal up all the holes in a building one by one. This method can be time-consuming and may not catch every crack or gap, as some leaks can be difficult to see with the naked eye. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the building will pass the test, even after all the work is completed.
A better option is to use AeroBarrierl, an airborne sealant that is control-released into a secured building. The sealant automatically locates and seals all air holes, ensuring exact airtightness levels are achieved via constant digital monitoring. During the sealing process, a blower door is used to pressurize the building, and the results are verified with another blower door test. This guarantees that your building will pass any code-required blower door test with flying colors.
How Long Does it Take?
The time it takes to install AeroBarrier will vary depending on the size of the building and project logistics. However, in general, the process only takes a few hours. The first step involves taping up any windows and doors that do not require sealing, emptying the building of any personnel, and setting up hoses and a blower door. The air sealing process and monitoring are then conducted, followed by tearing down. On average, this process takes around four hours to complete.
Schedule AeroBarrier Air Sealing with Northeast Air Sealing
When you choose Northeast Air Sealing to schedule your AeroBarrier air sealing, you can all but eliminate the possibility of any blower door test failures, or compliance issues related to blower door testing. This ensures that your project stays on time and on budget while creating a better airtight seal for your new single family or multi family new construction building. Northeast Air Sealing provides high-quality air sealing services that are tailored to meet your specific needs, ensuring that your building is in compliance with all energy codes and regulations.
Passing a blower door test is a critical aspect of any construction project. By choosing AeroBarrier and Northeast Air Sealing, you can ensure that your building is airtight and compliant with local energy codes. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also ensure that your building is energy-efficient and provides a healthy living environment for its occupants.