An innovative 3-in-1 sheathing, water-resistive barrier and air barrier
More than 30 years ago, DensGlass® Sheathing disrupted commercial building design. Now DensElement® Barrier System continues that legacy of innovation by integrating 3 products in one: gypsum sheathing, water-resistive barrier and air barrier.
DensElement® Barrier System combines product ideation and experimentation to deliver its patented AquaKor™ Technology. Integrating the fiberglass mat and gypsum core to form a monolithic, hydrophobic surface transforms the entire gypsum sheathing into a WRB-AB that blocks bulk water while allowing vapor to pass through.
“DensElement Barrier System is the product of a lot of research and a lot of discovering that buildings fail if you don’t have the right assembly and the right pieces in the right place. As we take them apart, we see where and how they’re failing, which helps us come up with these technologies and strategies to prevent that. DensElement Barrier System is the direct result of all of this research.” — Chris Laumer-Giddens, Architect and Builder, LG Squared
DensElement® Barrier System easily assembles with nearly any cladding type, including brick, metal panels, rain screen, inverted walls, EIFS, stone, and fiber cement siding. When used in code-evaluated EIFS systems, it’s NFPA 285 compliant. Simplified installation, optimal water infiltration protection, and cladding versatility makes DensElement Barrier System a clear choice for protecting your design.
You are depended upon to choose innovative products with both high performance and productivity benefits. With DensElement® Barrier System, you can deliver both. Installation crews don’t have to install a separate WRB-AB to achieve a continuous barrier. This simplicity of installation can eliminate one or two passes around the building and requires less labor.
The result? Dry-in buildings faster, easier, and more efficiently.
“Just the fact that you can go from raw studs to a clad and detailed WRB quicker than any other application — once we had determined that it would perform as promised — that was the attribute that has been most beneficial to us.” — Brad Nile, Project Executive, Andersen Construction
Rainy days stay productive with DensElement® Barrier System. The integrated WRB-AB and sheathing design enables installation in clear or wet weather conditions, so that work can stay on schedule without rain delays.
“It’s much less weather-sensitive than traditional strategies, and it lets you waterproof and dry-in in one step. That’s what you need when the weather and schedule are working against you.” — Max Tooley, Project Manager, Sessler Inc.