Getting the right R-value in a wall is all about airtightness. And no place offers a greater opportunity for air leakage than a rough opening. Our R-Guard air barrier systems stop air leakage through rough openings while still allowing them to dry out should they become wet. This is crucial for an airtight and waterproof building envelope.
Details become complicated in the transitions. They’re one of the easiest places for air to leak through. With R-Guard, you get a one-size-fits-all solution. Our fluid applied water-resistive air barriers cover your deflection joints, expansion joints, and everything in between. The most complicated detail you’ve ever seen is a cinch to make air and waterproof with R-Guard.
When it comes to protecting a structure’s building envelope with a primary air barrier, the method, and the material matter. A lot. If you pick peel-and-stick, you’re looking at a big increase in labor over fluid-applied products and a paper-thin product that just doesn’t hold up. The R-Guard suite of products delivers a seamless, leak-free membrane without any overlaps of paper while also saving labor costs. Which do you prefer?
Easy application gun-and-spread Joint & Seam Filler speeds preparation of sheathing seams and rough openings by eliminating the need for joint reinforcing tapes.
Instantly waterproof, this liquid flashing membrane for rough openings allows same-day installation of
windows, doors and other wall-assembly, waterproofing or air barrier components.
This primary air and waterproof barrier stops water and air penetration of building envelopes in mild conditions to the drenching rains and 155 mph winds of a Category 5 hurricane.
Spray MVP is a fluid-applied air and water-resistive barrier that stops air and water leakage in cavity wall, masonry veneer construction, as well as in stucco, EIFS and most other building wall assemblies. Once applied, Spray MVP quickly dries into a rubberized, highly durable, water-resistant, vapor-permeable membrane.
Compared with other fluid applied manufacturers R-Guard STPEs are higher solids and produce a more durable membrane. Solvent free, phthalate free and Red-List compliant, R-Guard STPE air and water barrier products help satisfy the most stringent green standards set forth by the industry’s leading organizations such as the International Living Future Institute, U.S. Green Building Council and Passive House.
PROSOCO is proud to provide LEED v4 ready solutions to help create low-impact, robust wall and floor assemblies for efficient buildings that owners and occupants will love. Look here for third-party certified low-emitting products compliant with CDPH 01350, low-VOC exterior coatings, and comprehensive air and water-resistive barrier coating and sealant systems.
R-Guard STPE products help satisfy the highest green standards established by organizations such as the International Living Future Institute, Passive House and U.S. Green Building Council requirements in contemporary design and construction. It’s all part of our broader mission to minimize impact on the natural environment. Many R-Guard products are third party certified for indoor air quality performance. We also partner with leaders in product transparency to provide disclosure of product content and associated health information.