475 Video: Sauna Uses SOLITEX FRONTA QUATTRO and CONSTIVAP

Sauna Uses FRONTA QUATTRO and CONSTIVAP

Note: This video was made in 2014. As of summer of 2020, we have discontinued used of Pro Clima's DA membrane as our go-to vapor retarding membrane and have replaced it with Pro Clima's CONSTIVAP PLUS.

As summer winds down, it's time to look forward to the things that will get us through the winter ahead. When we heard Passive House Designer Sam Bargetz of LoadingDock5 was building a sauna in upstate New York, we decided to lend a hand. In this video Floris leads us through tape and membrane choices on this unique project. SOLITEX FRONTA QUATTRO taped with TESCON INVIS on the exterior provides the outward drying potential needed while allowing for the UV protection and aesthetics necessary for a cedar open-joint rainscreen. DA is used on the inside, working to retard vapor in hot humid environments - in this case, the inside of a sauna. If this project was done today, we would replace the use of DA with the CONSTIVAP PLUS vapor retarding, reinforced membrane.

UPDATE: January 2021

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