7 best manufacturers of vapor barrier

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The construction of modern houses is not complete without such an important material as vapor barrier. Thin fabric allows not only to increase the service life of the house, but also to create an optimal indoor climate. It will not be difficult to buy a vapor barrier film today; well-known foreign and domestic brands are widely represented on the Russian market. Each of them has its own merits, which makes it more difficult to make a choice. Our experts will help you understand the criteria that are especially important in the construction business.

How to choose a vapor barrier

  1. Water vapor permeability. One of the main parameters when choosing a membrane or film material is vapor permeability. This characteristic directly affects the ventilation of the walls or roof space. Due to the vapor permeability of the structure, it is possible to prevent wood rotting and the appearance of mold and mildew.
  2. Strength. Both at the stage of transportation or installation, and at the stage of operation, the vapor barrier must have high strength. Even with careful handling by the builders, a rupture of the canvas can occur from a strong gust of wind. This parameter is especially important when a vapor barrier is used as a temporary roof.
  3. Life time. The combination of many parameters of vapor barrier ultimately affects the durability of the material. A potential buyer should be guided in this aspect by the manufacturer's warranty and user reviews. Ideally, the vapor barrier material should last no less than the roof or wall itself.
  4. Features of installation. Installation work occupies one of the main places in the overall construction estimate. The easier it is to fit and fix the vapor barrier, the cheaper the services of roofers will be. Therefore, when choosing, it is necessary to take into account not only the width of the canvas, but also the presence of adhesive tape on the edge.
  5. Flame resistant. Since a very dry microclimate is formed under the roof and in inter-wall voids over time, there is a danger of accidental ignition of wooden structures. The solution can be found in the purchase of a fireproof vapor barrier that can withstand high temperatures. To impart such properties, manufacturers add special additives to the composition.
  6. Cost. The vapor barrier is sold in rolls of a certain length and width. When it comes to material price, many buyers forget to look at the area per roll. Very often, manufacturers lure customers with a low price per roll, while reducing the length or width of the vapor barrier. In addition, some multilayer materials not only protect walls and roofs from moisture, but also improve the quality of thermal insulation.

We have selected 7 best vapor barrier manufacturers for our review. It will not be difficult to acquire it in the Russian retail network. We managed to place the applicants in their places thanks to the opinion of the expert community and feedback from domestic consumers.

Rating of the best manufacturers of vapor barrier

Nomination a place manufacturer Rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of vapor barrier 1 IZOSPAN 4.9
2 TechnoNicol 4.8
3 ONDUTIS 4.7
4 Yutafol 4.7
5 ECOLIFE 4.7
6 MEGAFLEX 4.6
7 Klober 4.5

IZOSPAN

Rating: 4.9

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The vapor barrier of LLC “Hexa – nonwovens” meets all world standards, it is known under the brand name IZOSPAN. The company has been working on the Russian market for 17 years, constantly improving its products and expanding the model range. The manufacturer offers 3 types of vapor barrier.

  1. IZOASPAN C is a two-layer material, one of the sides has a rough surface. Its task is to retain moisture and promote its rapid evaporation. It is used when making a roofing cake.
  2. ISOSPAN B has a similar structure, but it is designed to protect the walls from moisture.
  3. IZOSPAN D is a versatile type of vapor barrier with an anti-condensation coating. Differs in high strength, can be used as a temporary roof.

Experts gave the brand first place in our rating.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • reliable protection against moisture;
  • ease of use;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

TechnoNicol

Rating: 4.8

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The largest manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing materials in our country is TechnoNikol. The main advantage of the products of this brand, according to experts, is the increased service life. The guarantee for certain types of vapor barrier is several decades.

The universal vapor barrier is designed for interior work. Such material can fit on the ceiling or walls.

A diffusion membrane has been created specifically to protect the roofing insulation from moisture. It is a double-sided polypropylene fabric that provides effective ventilation.

The non-perforated vapor barrier film is highly durable due to the reinforced mesh fabric.

The brand ranks second for unstable quality.

Advantages

  • high service life;
  • different types of vapor barrier;
  • affordable price;
  • simple installation.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality.

ONDUTIS

Rating: 4.7

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The French company Onduline is well known to Russian consumers for its unique roofing material. But under the ONDUTIS brand, this manufacturer has launched the production of high-quality budget vapor barrier. There are several films in the line.

The most affordable is the Ondutis R70 series. It is designed to protect walls, floors, roofs. The Smart modification is distinguished by the presence of an adhesive tape.

Ondutis Thermo is a three-layer foil material made of polyester fiber. According to experts, the advantage of the series is thermal stability (up to 120 ° C).

For cold roofs, special films Ondutis Smart RV and Ondutis RS have been created.

The brand ranks third in the ranking, since the mounting tape is located only on one edge. Because of this, the consumption of the vapor barrier increases.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • easy installation;
  • rich assortment;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • adhesive tape on one edge.

Yutafol

Rating: 4.7

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The largest European manufacturer of film products is the Czech company JUTA. Having started its activity as a small enterprise producing yarns, ropes and fabrics, the brand has grown into a corporation uniting 14 factories. About 80% of products are exported, including to the Russian market.

Among the most popular vapor barrier materials, experts point out the two-layer polypropylene film Yutafol N 96 Silver. It is used in the construction of a roofing cake.

The material Yutafol N 110 Special stands out with particular strength. The three-layer film has a reinforcing mesh, a self-extinguishing reagent is added to the composition, which prevents ignition.

The brand is one step away from the winners of the rating, since the cost of vapor barrier is quite high.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • easy installation;
  • fire resistance;
  • high strength.

disadvantages

  • high price.

ECOLIFE

Rating: 4.7

ECOLIFE

A young, but very rapidly developing enterprise is the Russian company ECOLIFE. It was organized in 2007, focusing on the production of roofing materials. The plant uses environmentally friendly raw materials, so the vapor barrier meets all the requirements of international standards. Thanks to multilevel quality control, the manufacturer managed to achieve high quality products, which is confirmed by certificates. Among the features of vapor barrier, experts note the rough structure of the inner surface and the gloss of the outer side. The material has heat-shielding properties, due to which it improves the parameters of the insulation.

The disadvantages of EKOLIFE membranes include low strength. The brand ranks 5th in the ranking.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • affordable price;
  • heat-shielding properties;
  • moisture resistance.

disadvantages

  • low strength.

MEGAFLEX

Rating: 4.6

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The manufacturing company MEGAFLEX is included in our rating for the development and production of a wide range of protective films and membranes. The range includes steam and waterproofing materials, windproof fabrics, foamed polyethylene foam, etc. Experts highlight several advantages of MEGAFLEX vapor barrier. These are good heat-shielding properties, reliable protection of walls and roofs from moisture. Today, the production site has more than 50 units of modern equipment, including a high-performance extrusion line for the production of synthetic flat yarn.

Of the disadvantages of vapor barrier, users highlight special requirements for the roof structure. It must have a tilt angle of more than 35 degrees, and a double sheathing device is required.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • high heat-shielding qualities;
  • wide scope;
  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • special requirements for the roof.

Klober

Rating: 4.5

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The world leader in the market of roofing materials and components is the German company Klober. It was established in 1960, supplying products only to the domestic market. Today the concern has factories not only in Germany, but also in other European countries. The brand boasts its own testing laboratory and technical center. All products are tested for quality. Among the key areas, experts note vapor barrier materials for the roof and walls, components for ventilation and roofing, and connecting elements. The company is distinguished by a narrow specialization, which allows it to develop and produce the most advanced samples.

The brand failed to take a higher place in our rating due to the high price and insufficient adsorbing properties.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • durability;
  • resistance to mechanical damage;
  • self-adhesive tape.

disadvantages

  • high price.
  • poor absorbency.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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