Man Cave Project

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Summer, 2013

The man cave project was a fun project that William Collins did on a tool shed which he had in the backyard of his home. He wanted to show how simple the air barrier sealant is to understand. It also gives people a visual as to how easy it is to operate the Spray Pod 2.0. Combined, these two patented technologies make it very affordable to transform almost any building envelope, even if it is a man cave!

Air barriers control the unintended movement of air into and out of a building enclosure. This unique air sealant, developed by Sealant Technologies, will change the definition of air barriers in terms of performance and affordability. Because AireBarrier Black Spray Sealants uses high density polyurethane technology, the combination of speed and easy application provides a tremendous way to achieve high performance on your project. If air sealing is a major concern for you and your building envelope, then this sealant technology will provide the significant ROI that you are looking for. Combined with the Spray Pod 2.0 portable spray sealants machine, the opportunities are endless. 

AireBarrier Spray Sealants will fully-adhered to most surfaces, providing a seamless, monolithic air seal that conforms to irregular shapes, slopes and allows easy detailing around penetrations such as pipes, windows, doors and sheathing fasteners. Polyurethane type air barriers contribute to improved building durability, energy efficiency and to occupant comfort, health and safety.

Air barrier sealant systems are made up of a number of materials which are assembled together to provide a complete and total barrier to air leakage. The building enclosure includes all walls, roofs and floors of the building and can include connected parts or separations within a building.

An air barrier system essentially “wraps” the building shell and ensures that it protects the building from air leakage and its adverse affects. These effects can range from energy, mold, occupant discomfort and more. They can also reduce the life span of a building. A properly functioning air barrier systems provide a barrier against both the air leakage and the diffusion of air caused by weather, wind, stack and mechanical equipment pressures.

This was a fun man cave project as we took a very typical building and made upgraded through air barrier technologies. Remember, we understood at the start of this project that it is nearly impossible to make a polyurethane based chemical to have a finished look of something like paint. When something is designed to " rise " then there will always be some form of inconsistency in the finished surface but the point of this project was that with AireBarrier, there is an opportunity to spray an air barrier that is relatively smooth and more importantly, very economical. Contact Sealant Technologies, Inc to inquire how this new air sealant technology can help you with your next project.