October 1, 2018

Building Barrier Systems 101: Ensuring Vapor-Permeable, and Moisture- and Air-Resistant Commercial Building

A Strong Barrier System Creates an Energy-Efficient, Healthy, and Durable Commercial Building An effective and strong barrier system around a building’s envelope is critical to the
September 24, 2018

21 Lumber Dealer Blogs You Should Be Following

Builders need to stay on top of industry changes. Whether that’s keeping track of new products or learning new methods for installation, making sure that you
September 17, 2018
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Facebook Advertising for Home Builders

Facebook is more than a way to stay connected to friends and family, it’s also a great way to reach potential clients. When you create a
September 12, 2018
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A Guide to Choosing the Right House Wrap

High-quality house wrap protects your home from water and air leaks and serves as the last line of defense between the environment and your comfort. Having
September 10, 2018
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The Right Permeability of a WRB is Critical to Balancing Moisture Within a Wall System

Determining the optimum permeability of a building wrap is essential to managing moisture intrusion and accumulation. Moisture typically gets in a wall system during severe weather,
September 3, 2018
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4 Reasons Why Thermo-Brace® Replaces the Need for ZIP System® Sheathing

As code requirements become more demanding and energy costs rise, airtight building envelopes become increasingly important. Truly green construction demands an effective, airtight, moisture-resistant barrier that
August 27, 2018

The Importance of House Wrap & Building Envelope Protection

It is a big number, a very big number – 39 quadrillion British thermal units (BTUs). According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), that’s how much
August 13, 2018
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Understanding Vapor Permeability: Your Questions Answered

Have you heard the term “vapor permeability” and wondered what it meant? Need to know what a perm is? What does this have to do with
July 23, 2018
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How to Install Structural Exterior Wall Sheathing in 5 Steps

Installation of structural exterior wall sheathing occurs after the structure’s walls are framed, secured to the slab, plumbed, and braced. Structural exterior wall sheathing strengthens the
July 16, 2018
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Installing House Wrap Around Existing Windows and Doors

Replacing a home’s siding is a great way to improve its curb appeal and resale value. In fact, according to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report
July 9, 2018
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House Wrap vs. Felt Paper: Which is the Better WRB?

House wrap and felt paper, when properly installed and undamaged, are both weather resistant barriers (WRB) that create permeable and water- and air-resistant exterior walls. The
July 2, 2018
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House Wrap Performance is Dependent on a Detailed Inspection

A detailed house wrap inspection before applying the siding, by both the contractor and building owner, is critical to the house wrap’s performance. Improperly installed or
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