The post frame market is DRIPSTOP's largest market segment. This market includes agricultural buildings, equipment storage, grain storage, or office. These are customers that just do not want it to rain inside.
On structures built for livestock, the layer of rubber between the membrane and the steel panel can help reduce corrosion, and may prolong the life of a building. It is advantageous to use DRIPSTOP for these applications because it is easy to clean, anti-microbial and hoses off or can be pressure washed.
In animal confinement, condensation is highly acidic. Acid is the a primary factor that causes corrosion to the structure of agricultural buildings. If the acid condensation should drip down on livestock it can hurt yield.
Adding DRIPSTOP prevents water damage and expense for tenants and building owners. The durability of DRIPSTOP is astounding. Unlike traditional vapor barriers, no matter what you do to DRIPSTOP, it is virtually indestructible! This is a significant benefit for self storage facilities. Self storage units endure endless abuse. Tenants will fill units to the ceiling regardless of damage to the building. Older facilities inevitably have a vapor barrier patchwork from repairing customer damage. Patches often are not put on until after a unit becomes empty again, and by that time the insulation is often ruined.
Open Walled Structures
Carports, truck ports, lumber yards, garden centers, covered storage, stack houses, shade structures are all candidates for DRIPSTOP installations.