Sto Corp. recently hired Jackson Productivity Research Inc. to objectively compare and evaluate the application times of StoGuard products and the leading spun-bonded olefin sheet wrap. The results showed StoGuard is easier and faster to install.
The company constructed a 672 square foot building to
represent typical commercial conditions.
technicians installed each product according to its respective installation
guidelines. The results confirmed that installing StoGuard spray-on building
wrap is up to three times faster and easier compared to sheet wraps. This edge
in the application time can save contactors up to 70 percent in labor costs.
“Many building wraps are not installed correctly,” said
Lisa Petsko, product manager for Sto Corp. “This test compares ‘apples to
apples’ in the installation process according to manufacturers’ specifications.
If it’s not installed correctly, then building owners (and/or homeowners) are
not having their home or building fully protected.”
Because the product is adhered to sheathing, it
becomes a part of the overall physical structure. The company says there is no
tearing or gapping between StoGuard and the sheathing, only smooth
uninterrupted coverage. According to the study, this structural characteristic
allows StoGuard to outperform sheet wraps.
Time Study Reports STO Easier to Install than Sheet Wraps
September 5, 2008