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Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

The Center of Excellence for the Air Barrier Industry

Residential Water-Resistive Barrier Overview & Installation

The Housewrap Committee of ABAA has produced 2 videos to assist building officials and design professionals when using Water-Resistive Barrier materials as a water resistive barrier in homes and buildings. The technical video presentation covers the properties of the material and the installation video covers the key installation criteria.

NOTICE: The information contained in these videos do not contain requirements for Water-Resistive Barrier material providing the function of an air barrier. Additional requirements are needed before Water-Resistive Barrier will provide the air barrier function.

English Videos

A Guide to Water-Resistive Barriers            Installation of Water-Resistive Barrier

Videos en Español

Una Guía para los Materiales de Barrera            Instalación del Material de Barrera