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Liquid-Applied Flashing
Gains Traction in Construction

BY HAROLD HOWER, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Liquid-applied flashing for penetrations, seams, and rough openings in walls is finding wider use in construction. There is a growing product list, favorable technical literature, evolving performance standards, and testing that confirms performance....
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Tagged categories: AAMA; Air barriers; Building envelope; Certifications and standards; Cladding; Coating chemistry; Coating types; Construction; Construction chemicals; Doors; flashing; Green building; Liquid-applied coatings; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Sealant; Sealers; Windows

Comment from N Leuci, (1/21/2016, 9:25 AM)

Vapor permeability should be compared, most of the products do not list permeability, in general the chemistry used by the liquid flashing product tend to have poor permeability compared to asphaltic materials such as those in flashings. I fear as buildings move we will see tears in the liquid flashings where no reinforcement is used to bridge gaps/joints. Especially where the liquid was applied thin.


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