The removal of entrapped moisture is the key strategy for roof longevity, high thermal values and the ongoing, long-term recycling of commercial roof assemblies, thus avoiding expensive tear-off. The WindSmart system is proven in the field and validated through 3rd party testing to verify the capability to remove entrapped moisture.
Entrapped Moisture Removal in Existing Roof Assemblies
In re-roof applications, on any type of deck, the WindSmart system can be configured to dry out moist, wet roof assemblies. With the aid of wind on the building, an engineered low-pressure controlled air exchange is created. Water vapor can be removed and expelled through WindSmart WindForce 365 Equalization Vents. The application utilizes many of the same principles utilized in a simple clothes dryer.
Entrapped Moisture Removal in New Construction
In new construction applications such as concrete decks, this technology has been documented to achieve the state of full moisture removal – without a system failure. The WindSmart system can be applied to both lightweight insulated and poured-in-place concrete decks to remove entrapped moisture – solving the known industry problem of curing and drying.
Independent Laboratory Testing of Entrapped Moisture Removal
In controlled laboratory environments utilizing standardized CSA testing, a single WindSmart WindForce 365 Equalization Vent extracted 16% of the test assembly moisture in only 10 hours of dynamic wind uplift testing under test condition built to fail.