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[CCMC 14071-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a breather-type sheathing membrane in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-27-03-02-00-0- Sheathing Membrane Material StandardAlternative

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product name

HomeGuard Titan®

Product description

The product is a 0.3-mm-thick, spun-bonded, nonwoven, polypropylene, breathable sheathing membrane. It is white in colour and is available in 0.914-m- to 3.048-m-wide rolls. The roll material is applied over the exterior sheathing material (with the printed side out) so that it forms a continuous envelope around the entire building.

The figure below illustrates the typical installation of this product.

Installation of the product.

Figure 1. Installation of the product

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product nameManufacturing plant
Bugan-Myeon, Korea
HomeGuard Titan®Product evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The product is to be installed with the printed side facing outward and must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun within 60 days.
  • The product is to be installed with a minimum 10 mm of air space between the sheathing membrane and the cladding, unless the cladding has been deemed not to require an air space (i.e., deemed by the CCMC or deemed by building officials based on past cladding performance).
  • A concealed air space that exceeds 25 mm in width must contain proper fire stopping in accordance with Subsection 9.10.16., Fire Blocks, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product must be installed according to Article, Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation, of Division B of the NBC 2015 and the manufacturer’s instructions. If they differ, the installation requirements of the NBC 2015 take precedence.
  • The product must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 14071-R” and the manufacturer’s name or logo.

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072510.03-15CCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Membrane, Breather Type

The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Prescriptive requirements
Table 1. Test result for sheet width (tolerance)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sheet width (tolerance) mm –6 Pass
Performance requirements
Table 2. Test results for performance properties
Property Unit Requirement Result
Tensile strength (original)Table footnote (1)  machine direction N ≥ 180 267
Tensile strength (original)Table footnote (1)  cross direction N ≥ 160 193
Water vapour permeance (original)Table footnote (2) ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ 170 3 902
Water ponding (original)Table footnote (3) No leakage Pass
Tensile strengthTable footnote (4) after UV exposure – machine direction % retention of original ≥ 90 105
Tensile strengthTable footnote (4) after UV exposure  cross direction % retention of original ≥ 90 103
Tensile strengthTable footnote (4) after UV exposure and heat aging  machine direction % retention of original ≥ 85 99
Tensile strengthTable footnote (4) after UV exposure and heat aging  cross direction % retention of original ≥ 85 93
Water vapour permeance after UV exposure and heat aging ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ 170 1 930
Water ponding after UV exposure and heat aging No leakage Pass

Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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