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INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests

INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests

INTELLO Airtight System Aces Laboratory Assembly Tests First interior air barrier system to be successfully tested to ASTM E2357 and compliant with IECC, IRC 2015 and ASHRAE 90.1 Selecting appropriate materials and systems to form an inboard air barrier is a critical step in designing and building foam free, high-performance enclosur … read more

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Adhesive Bonds and Failures: What's Going On?

Adhesive Bonds and Failures: What's Going On?

Adhesive Bonds and Failures What's Going On? We use adhesives to form airtight and watertight enclosures. It is essential that the adhesive bonds are strong and lasting.... 50 years, 100 years, and longer. How do we know when we have the right kind of adhesion? What are the different ways a tape's adhesion will be able to provide us … read more

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The Value of Air and Vapor Control

The Value of Air and Vapor Control

The Value of Air and Vapor Control Foundational Elements Of High Performance Enclosures We’ve heard the chorus of misinformation throughout years of speaking to builders across North America: “Buildings need to breathe – you’ll destroy them if you make them airtight”. “In a cold climate, if you don’t put a vapor barrier on the inside o … read more

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Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks

Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks

Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks Be sure to protect your building for its entire lifetime In an endurance test, it’s critical to have capabilities in reserve to handle the unexpected: And the life of a building enclosure is an endurance test. The greatest threat to a building’s longevity is moisture damage. Conseq … read more

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In the PHI Lab and In the Field: INTELLO Tests Tightest

In the PHI Lab and In the Field: INTELLO Tests Tightest Pro Clima's INTELLO airtight system proven by Certification of the ;Passive House Institute and at the University of Northern British Columbia. INTELLO Plus testing. Photo Credit: PHI KAFLEX & ROFLEX testing. Photo Credit: PHI INTELLO Plus factory application. Photo Cred … read more

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Leaky OSB: A Game of Chance

Leaky OSB: A Game of Chance Everyday at 475 we have dozens of conversations with builders all over North America. We often generate the ideas for this blog based on common trends, questions, and concerns... basically, things we find we're repeating. And it’s worth repeating and repeating: don’t depend on OSB for airtightness. Why? OSB … read more

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