Construction Performance Guidelines
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About the Guidelines
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
The air barrier system shall meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code.
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.
Air barrier systems not in accordance with the acceptable condition shall be repaired.
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.