Cold New England winters in Manchester, New Hampshire, can lead to prolonged downtime of construction sites. When construction of a Tru by Hilton hotel was slated to begin, the general contractor knew they needed systems and products that could not only withstand the weather conditions, but would also be approved by the city of Manchester for longevity, durability, energy, and fire codes.
The construction team chose NewBrick® insulated brick veneer and Dryvit® Outsulation® Plus MD continuous insulation (CI) systems for their performance and installation advantages. Securock® ExoAir® 430 panels were chosen to assist with critical path reduction and meet shell dry-in goals.
Performance of Securock ExoAir 430 is the same as glass-mat sheathing with a fluid-applied air barrier, but the key difference is that the air barrier is pre-applied in a factory setting and brought to the job site ready to hang. With an air barrier membrane already installed, the Securock ExoAir 430 proved to be an ideal fit for the project.