Water Management of Noninsulating and Insulating Sheathings: Final Report

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


There is an increasing market in liquid (or fluid) applied water management barriers for residential applications that could be used in place of tapes and other self-adhering membranes if applied correctly, especially around penetrations in the enclosure. This report discusses current best practices, recommends ways in which the best practices can be improved, and looks at some current laboratorytesting and testing standards.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Somerville, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-54206

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3530


  • air barrier
  • BSC
  • Building America
  • building science
  • Building Science Corporation (BSC)
  • drainage plane
  • flashing
  • fluid applied membrane
  • installation details
  • liquid applied membrane
  • Lstiburek
  • research
  • SAF
  • self adhered membrane
  • straube
  • water management


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