VaproShield® has launched PanelShield SA, which is designed for use behind closed-joint rainscreen cladding assemblies. It consists of a proprietary polyacrylic coating on spun-bond polyester fabric with a specially formulated adhesive. The aggressive adhesive ensures membrane adhesion on multiple substrate types, including plywood, OSB, gypsum sheathing, concrete, and steel. PanelShield SA can be exposed for up to 12 months before final cladding installation. Used for transitions, rough openings, fenestrations, and full-wall applications, PanelShield SA creates a water-resistant air barrier when applied outside of the wall sheathing.
For over a decade, VaproShield has designed and manufactured high-performance vapor permeable water-resistive barriers and air barrier membranes and accessories, creating a comprehensive approach to protecting the building envelope that leads to unprecedented savings.