Window flashing products: why choose 3M.

April 13, 2018 Greg Doyle

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A water leak in your window flashing installation can cause delays to your project and overruns in your budget. How do you avoid these costly hiccups?

Your window installation is only as good as the technology protecting the foundational structure, like rough openings. Installing a window flashing system that provides a reliable barrier against moisture and water can help improve the overall resiliency of your building.

As a construction technology expert, I recommend the 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015 for window flashing installation.

Here are three reasons why.

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Three reasons to choose window flashing products from 3M.

  1. All-season installation: Window flashing installation can be impacted by the weather, limiting your construction season – and your profitability. For example, many window flashing products don’t adhere as well in cold weather – or at all. Their performance can also be degraded by UV exposure. 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015 can be applied in temperatures as low as -180 C, and provides resistance from harmful UV rays for up to 12 months. This gives you ample time to finish building around rough openings.
  2. Speed of application: When you’re installing traditional window flashing products, the process can be lengthy. You need time to apply primer and wait for it to dry, prior to installing the flashing membrane. 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015 features pressure-sensitive adhesive that can be applied without any primer*, eliminating the time and material you need to apply traditional flashing tapes.
  3. Multi-material compatibility: Modern-day commercial construction uses a wide range of materials, like aluminum and galvanized metal. 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015 is designed to be compatible with a wide range of materials, giving you the versatile performance you need.

Request a sample: 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015.

Find out how 3M™ Air and Vapour Barrier 3015 can help you control water leakage in your window applications.

Request a sample today.

*Does not require primer for most substrates.

About the Author

Greg Doyle

[enBio=With over 30 years experience bringing 3M technology to Canadian customers, Greg has had tremendous impact across industries, including mining, automotive and construction. He is 3M’s resident building envelope specialist. Greg works directly with engineers and contractors to help solve design and construction issues, as well as to assess critical needs and gaps within the industry.],[enJob=Lead Application Development Specialist, Construction Markets, 3M Canada],[frBio=Fort de plus de 30 ans d’expérience à amener la technologie 3M aux clients canadiens, Greg a eu une énorme influence au sein des industries, notamment l’industrie minière, l’industrie automobile et l’industrie de la construction. Il s’agit du spécialiste en enveloppes de bâtiments résidentiels de 3M. Greg collabore directement avec les ingénieurs et les entrepreneurs pour contribuer à résoudre des problèmes de conception et de construction, ainsi que pour évaluer les besoins et les vides importants au sein de l’industrie.],[frJob=Spécialiste principal en développement d’application, Marchés de la construction, Compagnie 3M Canada]

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