Category: Tech Talk

A Day in the Life of a Tremco Technical Specialist

It takes many different roles to implement a company’s international initiatives. Dante Marimpietri, one of Tremco’s Technical Specialists, plays a critical role in this process. He works directly with customers across the globe to help train them on product application and problem-solve any issues on the jobsite. We sat down with Dante to get a….

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Metal Decks in Construction: Tremco’s Vegetated Roof Options

Vegetated Roofs (VR’s) are perfectly suitable when designed properly over these types of substrates.  On a Western Canadian project in Vancouver, a VR Max green roof system was successfully used.  An appropriate thickness and fastened gypsum board was mechanically fastened, the joints reinforced and waterproofed by a thick 215-mil TREMproof® 6100 hot-applied system with a root barrier embedded directly….

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Stucco Walls: Building for Tomorrow’s World.

The Tremco Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility is currently busy assisting the Stucco Industry with testing various walls. The team recently completed phase 1 water-testing of eight stucco wall assemblies constructed to investigate performances of two different weather-resistant barriers in four different stucco wall constructions. These wall assemblies featured weather-resistant barriers of Grade-D building paper and Tremco’s….

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Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing.  In fact, one product can be used for all these applications – with warranted performance longer than standard urethanes at 10 years. Within hours, using the wrong sealant can begin to….

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Credible and Clear: Validated Testing + Performance = Purchaser Trust

For a manufacturer, there is a wide range of factors which impact a product’s performance – performance in-use and performance in terms of sales revenues. Companies are always seeking the best ways to differentiate their product and brand in the customers’ mindset. In the building materials space this is incredibly important, because specifiers, architects, and….

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TIP SHEET: Five Factors Critical to Delivering Airtight and Watertight Building Enclosures

When a project goes out to bid or negotiate, drawings may be only about 50-60% complete.  Detailing may be indicated with intent. Yet, with any number of trades involved in these areas, how do know you are getting what you really need to deliver the performance you expect? We often hear, ”This is what we….

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R Value vs. U Value: Why these numbers alone are not sufficient to understand energy loss.

Did you know as R value increases, thermal performance improves? That is a simple concept to understand – bigger is better right?  Conversely, did you know that as U value decreases, thermal performance improves? These are fairly well understood realities, so it would not be surprising if your answer to both these questions is yes…..

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Fact or Fiction? Peel-and-Stick Membranes and Tapes are Effective Transitions

FICTION.  Peel-and-stick membranes and tapes are designed to be adhered to sound structural surfaces (non-moving). The material application requirements clearly state to not bridge across gaps and voids.  Using them at transitions in moving joints is counter to how they were designed to be used. Peel-and-stick membranes and tapes are commonly used as a rough….

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