In addition to coating system design, paint performance on commercial buildings depends on review and proper design of the building envelope. Wall construction requires proper review and design to allow for air and vapor movement and makes the interior and exterior coatings a critical part of the wall section. The direction of air and vapor movement must be recognized during the design to prevent failures in the coating system. KTA provides thermograph scans to identify thermal bridges and air leakage locations. Smoke tests are also used in pressurized buildings to identify air leakage locations, and air-tightness is also evaluated using air leakage equipment
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