April 30, 2018

How Small Details Can Affect Air Barrier Performance

The success of a high-performing exterior wall air barrier performance is dependent on proper installation and a whole-building airtightness approach. Proper installation involves following manufacturer guidelines
April 23, 2018

Protecting EIFS Homes from Mold and Mildew Lawsuits

In the mid-1990s, architects, contractors, and homeowners became aware of serious mold and mildew problems associated with barrier exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), an exterior
April 16, 2018

The Importance of a Weather-Resistant Barrier

A weather-resistant barrier (WRB) is an important part of today’s energy-efficient and healthy homes and commercial buildings. A modern WRB design shields the walls of a
April 9, 2018

How Long Can House Wrap Be Exposed Before It Is Covered With Siding?

When installing house wrap, it is essential to limit the wrap’s exposure to outside elements like the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, wind, and dirt. However, delays