Get more control on the flow of energy
Buildings need to be more energy-efficient, which is also driven by regulations. The roof is a large part of the total building envelope and has an important impact on the flow of energy. Vapor control membranes play a very important role in this.
Firestone’s V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane is designed to be used as a vapor control layer in Firestone roofing systems. It consists of reinforced aluminum foil with self-adhesive bituminous backing, protected by a release film. The fiberglass reinforcement provides high strength to the membrane, which guarantees excellent mechanical performance.
V-Gard provides an excellent vapor barrier, with a vapor resistance value expressed by an Sd (equivalent air layer thickness) of >1,500 m. It is therefore suitable for most roofs.
The engineered composition of V-Gard provides high resistance to static loading and dynamic impact. Its strong physical properties make it suitable for direct application onto metal decks, limiting the risk of tears caused by foot traffic.
The installation of V-Gard is part of a single-ply concept: it is a 100% cold and user-friendly process that does not require open flame. V-Gard can be adhered using primer to most substrates such as concrete, plywood, OSB and metal decks. V-Gard’s 1.08 m width allows for the seam overlap to be located on the top flute of most metal decks. This allows an easy installation, including effective rolling.
The V-Gard Vapor Control Membrane can be adhered to almost any substrate, even brick walls, minimizing air leaks and contributing to the overall energy efficiency of the building.
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