BUILDER’S BLUE ECO
BREATHABLE BUILDING WRAP
Builder’s Blue ECO™ is a coated woven polypropylene building wrap designed to act as a weather resistive barrier for both residential and commercial applications. It offers optimized protection against both air and water infiltration while still providing a breathable membrane. Permeability is achieved through optimal micro perforations. Builder’s Blue ECO meets and exceeds all current building codes for a water resistive barrier.
Optimal Air and Moisture Management
Builder’s Blue ECO is breathable to allow water vapor to escape a building environment while protecting the building from the outside elements. Builder’s Blue ECO permeability has been optimized to allow water vapor trapped in the wall cavity to escape, promoting drying and decreasing the risks of mold, mildew, or water damage, while preventing excessive levels of external moisture entering the wall cavity.
Superior Physical Properties
Builder’s Blue ECO has both a much higher tensile and tear resistance as compared to other building wraps that ensures that it stays in place on the structure until the final covering is installed. Builder’s Blue ECO has a semi-transparent design that also allows for it to easily line up on wall studs, and for easy locating of openings and corners.
Excellent UV Resistance
Builder’s Blue ECO is manufactured with UV inhibitors that allow for up to 180 days of exposure while providing full protection as a weather barrier.
|SPECIFICATIONS||Builder's Blue ECO|
|UV RESISTANCE||6 MONTHS|
|Test and Standard||Builder's Blue ECO|
|Acceptance Criteria For Water Resistive Barriers||AC 38|
|Breather Type Sheathing Membrane||CCMC 14118-R|
|Weight ASTM D3776||65 GSM|
|Tensile Strength ASTM D882 (MD)||65 lbs/in|
|Tensile Strength ASTM D882 (CD)||55 lbs/in|
|Tear Strength ASTM D4533 (MD)||33 lbs/in|
|Tear Strength ASTM D4533 (CD)||31 lbs/in|
|Permeability ASTM E96||6 Perms|
|Water Ponding Test AC 38 Section 4.2.2||Pass|
|Boat Test ASTM D779||Pass|
|UV Exposure||6 Months|
|Pliability AC 38 Section 3.3.4||No cracking at 0°C|
|Flame Spread ASTM E84||Pass|
Caution: Always follow Safety Instruction, Building Codes and Safe Work Practices issues by the local Govt. bodies (e.g. OSHA / WCB)
FT Synthetics Builders Blue™ can be installed over an approved exterior sheathing or directly to framing members. Make sure to install the printed side of Builders Blue™ is facing outward.
Begin by aligning the roll plumb to wall. Bottom edge must extend a minimum of 1” (25 mm) over the sill plate, 2-4” (50-100 mm) preferred.
Start approximately 2 feet (60 cm) from a corner of building and fastening securely to the stud or other structural sheathing. Use fasteners (plastic cap nails or plastic cap staples) that are long enough to penetrate stud or base material. Fasten every 12” (30 cm) on vertical stud lines.
Continue to unroll FT Synthetics Builders Blue™ with print side out and wrap entire building, including door and window opens fastening on the vertical stud lines as you proceed.
All vertical and horizontal overlaps should be a minimum of 6 inches (15 cm). For proper water management, lap all components starting from the bottom of the wall to the top of the wall, treating the wall of the building like a roof.
For use as an air barrier all seams must be taped with a good quality construction tape. For instructions on openings, see Window and Door Preparations.
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