April 29, 2019
Foil-backed OSB Sheathing

5 Problems with Foil-Backed OSB Radiant Barriers

Oriented strand board (OSB), with a thin layer of low emitting aluminum foil attached to one side, is a common type of thermal-radiant-barrier sheathing. Foil-backed OSB
April 22, 2019

The Best House Wrap For Preventing Water Damage Behind Siding

No matter what kind of siding you choose for your building, its main function is to protect the vulnerable materials beneath it from outside influences like
April 15, 2019
cedar shake roof

Support Your Cedar Shakes with the Best Roof Underlayment Possible

There are many different materials you can choose to build your roof with, but cedar shakes are one of the lesser-known types. Despite being relatively obscure,
April 8, 2019
multifamily housing

Achieving LEED Certification with Air and Water Barriers for Multifamily Construction

A required feature of modern multifamily buildings is energy-efficiency. Critical to an energy-efficient building is a tight building envelope, which requires a high-quality air and moisture
April 1, 2019
single family home

Comparing Asphalt Felt and Synthetic Underlayments

Barricade® Roof Underlayments have all of the benefits of both asphalt-saturated felt and synthetic underlayments. However, an added advantage of Barricade® Underlayments is they save time