May 2022 Monthly Meeting

Meeting Title
The Big Disconnect - The Importance of Wall to Roof Connections for the Air Barrier

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Roy Schauffele

As more states, jurisdictions and the design community require air barriers, the issue of connecting the wall air barrier assembly to other building assemblies, such as below grade, window systems and roofs need to be completely understood in order to design and construct a functioning building enclosure.

One of the most often missed or not well executed details is the connection between the wall air barrier and roof assembly. With a myriad of roof systems, wall configurations and the growing number of wall air barrier products, it can be difficult to navigate the process in regards to what systems work best with each other and the chemical compatibility of these systems.

This presentation will focus on things to consider from a design standpoint, along with practical approaches to ensuring a robust connection is constructed and executed.

Roy Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, vegetative & cool roofing, all with an eye towards improving building science, performance, and quality of life. He is the acknowledged inventor of “The Perfect Wall” which is now the nationwide building code standard for wall construction.

He is President and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc, now entering its 35th year of continuous operations.

Roy currently serves, at the request of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America) Board and Executive Committee, as the Executive Advisor to the ABAA. He has served on the ABAA Executive Committee as a Director at Large of the ABAA, after 3 terms as Chairman, also the first Regional ABAA Regional Advocate. As an appointee by the City Council of San Antonio, he has served as a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and was an award winner in 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG and was named the (2016) Individual Green Practitioner for Sustainable Education and Outreach.

Globally, he is the only person to be a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA, and he was the first to become a Certified Air Barrier Specialist. He continues to be a requested national speaker on all items related to Division 7 Thermal & Moisture, and especially on air barriers, roofing, insulation, energy conservation design, and sustainability.