Benefits of WRBs for Occupants
WRBs are used today in new construction for the benefit of occupants of residential and light commercial, multifamily and mixed-use buildings. When installed and sealed correctly, WRBs help minimize wind and air leaks that would otherwise create hot or cold zones inside a building. They also minimize water and moisture infiltration and are vapor-transmissible, reducing condensation and moisture-related problems like mold and mildew, bugs and rot.
WRBs offer further durability within high-performance energy systems. They help increase a building’s total insulation R-value and help control moisture in new buildings so they prevent mold growth and become more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, and more comfortable. WRBs improve the efficiency of a building’s HVAC system and, by keeping building materials dry, they help minimize maintenance costs. All of this contributes to occupants’ comfort and well-being.