Moisture is the enemy of a healthy home. It can lead to mold growth, health issues and structural damage.
Unfortunately, moisture in a home is unavoidable. It migrates into walls where you can’t see it, leading to mold and mildew problems that can have a significant impact on the quality of the air you breathe inside your home, triggering allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments.
CertainTeed offers two moisture-managing solutions to help reduce the risk of mold growth in your home and the risk of potentially serious health issues for those living in it.
SMARTBATT™ insulation with MoistureSense™ Technology is the first and only insulation that intelligently helps protect your family and your home from the damaging effects of moisture. SMARTBATT’s MoistureSense facing acts a smart vapor retarder to not only block moisture from entering the wall, but also let it escape, helping to keep your walls dry.
For unfaced or blowing insulation applications, MemBrain™ Continuous Air Barrier and Smart Vapor Retarder is a revolutionary option that also intelligently manages moisture in the wall cavity. MemBrain serves double-duty as both an air barrier and a smart vapor retarder to help protect your family and your home.
Here’s how they work:
When humidity outside is low, the SMARTBATT and MemBrain facing remains moisture tight to prevent moisture generated by normal household activities — such as cooking, bathing and laundry — from seeping into your walls. When humidity is high, the facing opens up to allow the moisture inside the walls to escape into the conditioned environment of your home, keeping your walls dry year round.
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