Spray sealant creates a complete barrier against the elements

| by Gary Parsons
Spray sealant creates a complete barrier against the elements

The shell of a building is its protective shield, or armor, if you will. Sometimes, that armor develops chinks that can leave the interior vulnerable to air leaks and moisture.

Dow Building Solutions has unveiled a new weapon in the arsenal against the elements. LIQUIDARMOR is a sealant that acts as a liquid flashing, closing small openings and acting as a barrier against the elements.

LIQUIDARMOR is design as an alternative to flashing tape. The elastomeric spray forms a tight, seamless barrier along the rough openings of windows and doors while helping to significantly reduce labor time.

LIQUIDARMOR can be used to cover and seal hard-to-reach gaps of up to a quarter-inch wide. It also serves as a replacement to peel-and-stick flashing tapes commonly used on the board joints of commercial buildings. 

LIQUIDARMOR is hailed for its versatility. The sealer, a water-based, non-hazardous product able to be sprayed without a respirator or additional ventilation, can be used on surfaces like foam boards, steel studs, concrete masonry units, tape, wood and wrap. 

The solution seals with speed and durability, working its way around screws, anchors and fasteners, providing added protection to treated areas.

LIQUIDARMOR “is as much as three times faster than traditional flashing tapes and helps cut down on overall installed labor times and costly call backs,” said Tim Lacey, commercial director for Dow Building Solutions. “This product will help make commercial jobs easier."

Topics: Insulation, Proud Green Building

Companies: Dow Building Solutions

Gary Parsons
Gary Parsons is the Lead Building Scientist in Dow Building Solutions Research and Development. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed residential contractor in the state of Michigan, a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and a member of ASHRAE. wwwView Gary Parsons's profile on LinkedIn

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