Air and Vapor Barriers

This presentation is an introduction to the evolution of the roofing system and understanding the various material options for rooftop air and vapor barriers. This course will review the importance of completing the building envelope to control moisture, vapor, air, and thermal. Not controlling air movement within the roofing system can cause condensation issues and reduce the building’s energy efficiency.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the evolution of roofing systems and how past assumptions don't meet today’s needs.
  2. Understand how air can carry moisture into the roofing system and reduce energy efficiency.
  3. Understand the various material options for air and vapor barriers.
  4. Review the importance of a complete air and vapor barrier "system".
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: CSTe-AVB301-23
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH