BarrierKraft 60

Unlocking Durability and Reliability: The 60-Minute ASK Advantage

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When it comes to safeguarding your building’s integrity and preserving the comfort of its occupants, every minute counts. Moisture intrusion can lead to long-lasting damage and headaches for property owners. That’s where BarrierKraft 60 steps in – a powerful defender of your building envelope. With six times the water holdout capability required by code standards, it provides trusted protection for your exterior vertical walls and building envelope. BarrierKraft 60 allows moisture vapor to pass through, ensuring a balanced and moisture-free indoor environment.


BarrierKraft 60 performs behind masonry, stone, stucco, fiber cement, wood, and vinyl siding, along with other claddings as both a primary and a secondary weather-resistive barrier, giving you the assurance in your building envelope’s defense.

Features and Benefits

  • Superior Moisture Resistance: A barrier against moisture intrusion, its composition ensures that it can withstand water holdout for over six times code requirements.
  • Enhanced Vapor Transmission: Achieving the perfect balance between moisture resistance and vapor permeability, it allows for efficient moisture vapor transmission, preventing the buildup of trapped moisture within the building envelope.
  • High Tensile Strength: Exceptional tensile strength over lesser ASK products, it stands strong in the face of challenging installation conditions and provides longevity in the most demanding environments.
  • Cost-effective: Affordable moisture protection for your building.

Product Characteristics

  • Composition: Asphalt-saturated Kraft paper
  • Size: 40" x 72' lineal feet (240 sq ft)
  • Weight: 13 lb per roll


Property/Attribute Standard Result Testing Method
Water Resistance 10 minutes 60 minutes ASTM D779
Water Vapor Transmission 5 perms (MVT) 12 Perms (MVT) ASTM E96A
Tensile Strength MD-20lb/in; CD-20lb/in MD-99lb/in; CD-54lb/in ASTM D828

Federal Specification UU-B-790A, Type 1, Grade D, Style 2

International Building Code (Complies with)
As an alternative to the water-resistive barrier specified in sections:

  • IBC 2012 & 2015 Sec.1404.2
  • IBC 2018 Sec. 1403.2
  • IBC Sec. 2510.6

International Residential Code (Complies with)
As an alternative to the water-resistive barrier specified in section:

  • IRC 2018 R703

As water-resistant barrier specified in sections:

  • IRC 2012 Sec. R703.6.3
  • IRC 2015 & 2018 Sec. R703.7.3

Product Limitations

Inspect BarrierKraft 60, making sure it’s free of any damage including tears or punctures that could compromise its performance. After inspection and installation, cover immediately to limit prolonged UV exposure. Do not install on a horizontal surface, roof, or in a below grade application.


It is crucial to follow local and national building code requirements and recommendations for installing weather-resistive barriers and grade “D” products. Refer to International Residential Building Code (IRC) Section R703.2 for details and recommendations. Always, prepare the exterior wall by cleaning and removing any debris that could damage or affect the performance of BarrierKraft 60. Make sure the walls are dry and apply BarrierKraft 60 horizontally following proper overlap for vertical and horizontal seams.


BarrierKraft 60 is warranted to be free from manufacturer’s defects.

NOTE: All statements information and data given herein are believed to be accurate and reliable, but are presented without guaranty, warranty, or responsibility of any kind, expressed or implied, except as may be indicated otherwise in this literature.

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