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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Discontinuity In Air Barrier System

Article Number

2.22

Condition

DISCONTINUITY IN AIR BARRIER SYSTEM

Acceptable Performance/Condition

The air barrier system shall meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

Warranty

One – Year- Work and Materials. One – Year – Ontario Building Code Violation. Two – Year- Health and Safety. Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Air barrier systems not in accordance with the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Continuity of the air barrier is important to maintain acceptable conditions for building occupants to minimize the accumulation of condensation within the assemblies, to control heat transfer to roofs where ice damming occur and to allow proper operation of the building services.

  

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