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3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015

  • No Primer Required
  • Extended Temperature Range
  • Translucent - Stud Identification
  • Superior UV Exposure Resistance
  • Lighter Weight
  • Energy Savings
  • Ease of Installation
  • Meets LEED Criteria
  • 3M™ Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015

    An innovative air and vapor barrier membrane
    3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015 is an innovative, proprietary, translucent air and vapor barrier that uses non-asphaltic-based adhesives, which permit an extended application temperature range between 0°F to 150°F. It does not require primer for most substrates and can withstand up to 6 months of direct UV exposure. The 10-mil engineered sheet membrane self-seals against nail fasteners and penetrations. It also conforms to contours for continuous bonded contact. Available in widths up to 4 feet wide, the air and vapor barrier can be specified locally and delivered globally.

    No Primer Required
    3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015 does not require a primer for most substrates so fewer products are needed on a jobsite. Worker productivity can increase, saving time per job and reducing installation costs.

    Extended Temperature Range
    This innovative air and vapor barrier has a wider installation temperature range: between 0°F to 150°F (-18°C to 66°C). Its service temperature is also greater: between -40°F to 176°F (-40°C to 80°C). These increased temperature ranges can reduce or eliminate cold-weather-related delays, extending the construction season in cold climates and enabling year-round construction in moderate zones.

    Superior UV Exposure Resistance
    3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015 can resist up to 6 months of ultraviolet exposure, giving it the integrity needed for long-running construction projects.

    Translucence: The Difference is Clear
    This unique barrier is clear, permitting easy visual identification of stud spacing and fasteners in exterior sheathing of gypsum, plywood, OSB (oriented strand board), cement board, CMU (concrete masonry unit or block) and mortar joints. The translucence enables accurate placement of nail fasteners and reduces error rates during fastener placement, increasing productivity and the quality of installation.

    Surface Burning Characteristics
    • Flame Spread Index = 15, based on ASTM E84
    • Smoke Developed Value = 45, based on ASTM E84
    • Rating = Class A, based on ICC AC 38

    Meets LEED Criteria
    3M™ Air Barrier and Vapor Barrier meets the criteria to contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.

    Lighter Weight
    Approximately one-third of the weight of competitive products, 3M Air and Vapor Barrier's lighter weight helps reduces worker strain during installation. Longer sections of material can be installed so productivity is increased.

    Ease of Installation
    3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015 can be applied horizontally or vertically with 2 inch overlapping seams. It is compatible with a variety of construction materials such as gypsum, plywood, OSB (oriented strand board), cement board, concrete, CMU (concrete masonry unit or block), mortar joints and 3M Sealant 525.

    3M™ Air Barrier Systems Provide Energy Savings
    Independent studies have demonstrated that an airtight, building envelope system—when properly installed by 3M certified contractors—can decrease building air leaks. Heating and cooling loads can be reduced, allowing for smaller HVAC equipment. Energy operating costs can decrease by as much as 40%. The risk of mold and mildew can also decrease. Indoor air quality can improve and life cycle costs can be reduced.

    3015 Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane Documents

    3015 CAD and Detailed Drawings

    PDF Detail Drawing for Steel Stud Wall / Brick Veneer (3015.Set A.dwg)

    PDF Detail Drawings for CMU – Concrete Wall / Brick Veneer (3015-Set B.dwg)

    PDF Foundation Wall Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-1.0A.pdf)

    PDF Foundation Wall Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-1.0B.pdf)

    PDF Foundation Wall Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-1.1A.pdf)

    PDF Foundation Wall Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-1.1B.pdf)

    PDF Parapet Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-2.0A.pdf)

    PDF Parapet Detail System - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-2.0B.pdf)

    PDF Brick Shelf Angle - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-3.0A.pdf)

    PDF Brick Shelf Angle - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-3.0B.pdf)

    PDF Window Head Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-4.0A.pdf)

    PDF Window Head Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-4.0B.pdf)

    PDF Window Sill Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-5.0A.pdf)

    PDF Window Sill Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-5.0B.pdf)

    PDF Window Jamb Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-6.0A.pdf)

    PDF Window Jamb Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-6.0B.pdf)

    PDF Door Head Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-7.0A.pdf)

    PDF Door Head Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-7.0B.pdf)

    PDF Door Jamb Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-8.0A.pdf)

    PDF Door Jamb Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-8.0B.pdf)

    PDF Expansion Joint Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-9.0A.pdf)

    PDF Expansion Joint Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-9.0B.pdf)

    PDF Control Joint Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-10.0A.pdf)

    PDF Control Joint Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-10.0B.pdf)

    PDF Exterior Corner Detail - Brick Veneer / Stud Wall (3015-11.0A.pdf)

    PDF Exterior Corner Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-11.0B.pdf)

    PDF Interior Corner Detail - Brick Veneer / Stud Wall (3015-12.0A.pdf)

    PDF Interior Corner Detail - Brick Veneer / CMY or Concrete Wall (3015-12.0B.pdf)

    PDF Steel Column Connection Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015 13.0A.pdf)

    PDF Steel Column Connection Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-13.0B.pdf)

    PDF Concrete Column Connection Detail - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-14.0A.pdf)

    PDF Concrete Column Connection Detail - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-14.0B.pdf)

    PDF Through Wall Pipe or Duct Penetration - Brick Veneer / Steel Stud Wall (3015-15.0A.pdf)

    PDF Through Wall Pipe or Duct Penetration - Brick Veneer / CMU or Concrete Wall (3015-15.0B.pdf)

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