Accession Number : AD0675697

Title :   VAPOUR BARRIERS IN HOME CONSTRUCTION,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Handegord,G. O.

Report Date : 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The term 'vapour barrier' is one which has come to be accepted in building technology as describing a special class of materials which offer a high resistance to the flow of water vapour. In general, vapour barriers are special building papers, membranes, or coatings designed for this specific purpose. There are other building materials, however, which are used as cladding, insulation, or as protective coatings, and which may act as vapour barriers. In some cases their vapour barrier properties may be used to advantage, while in other situations they may create problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUILDINGS, *BARRIER COATINGS), WATER VAPOR, COATINGS, WALLS, ROOFS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE