An exterior wall enclosure acts as the first line of defense between a controlled and conditioned environment, and the harsh, unpredictable forces of nature. Therefore, an effective, well-designed enclosure must fulfill a long list of demands. Aside from the structural requirements, the barrier must control water and vapor infiltration, and air leakage1.

Of all the environmental challenges facing an enclosure, water and vapor infiltration has always been relevant. Today, with all of the new issues related to mold growth in buildings, water penetration is an even greater problem. Now, more than ever, the market is demanding real solutions to this problem. At Avenere Cladding LLC, we are convinced that with new techniques and new product designs, the problem of water penetration can be solved.