November 18, 2019
Barricade Wrap Multifamily

How to Choose the Best Construction Tape for Vapor Barrier Seams

Over the past 40 years, a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability, reducing energy use, and creating healthy indoor spaces has prompted many changes in
November 11, 2019
Thermo-Brace and Flash Extreme

A Guide to Avoiding Building Envelope Failure

A building envelope system can fail for many reasons, though all produce the same results – a less energy-efficient, moisture-resistant, durable, and comfortable structure. Contractors can
October 28, 2019
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5 Must-Haves for a Lumber Dealer’s Website

Builders have many choices these days in terms of where they purchase their lumber. Add in DIY homeowners who may be searching for a dealer for
October 21, 2019
Barricade Wrap Multifamily

How House Wrap Can Protect the R-Value of Insulation

Barricade® R-Wrap® house wrap provides a high level of air and moisture control and prevents water accumulation in the wall system. Both features help protect the
October 14, 2019
Weather Barrier for Coastal Homes

Weather Barriers for Coastal Climates

Builders in coastal climates must prevent the problem of moisture infiltration and accumulation into wall systems by flooding, excessive rain, and high humidity. Failure to remove
October 6, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace

Top 5 Energy-Efficient Materials for Building Sustainable Communities

Each year, builders of sustainable communities strive to include the best new energy-efficient materials and methods into their new buildings and homes. Energy-efficient building products and
September 16, 2019
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15 Steps for Preparing Your Construction Site for Severe Weather

Severe weather events like heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning storms can cost builders millions of dollars every year due to lack of preparedness. Severe weather
September 9, 2019

3 Essential Features of a Hurricane-Resistant Home

The durability and strength of Barricade® Wrap Plus WRB can help protect a home against the heavy rains during a hurricane. Vapor permeability ensures that when
September 3, 2019
Wind-Driven Rain

A Builder’s Guide to Avoiding the Detrimental Effects of Wind-Driven Rain

Designing and constructing structures that avoid the detrimental effects of wind-driven rain creates a significant challenge to architects and contractors. One of the largest sources of
August 26, 2019

Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends that Home Builders Cannot Do Without in 2020

The online world is constantly changing and evolving, and marketers constantly adapt to new situations and learn new strategies to cope with challenges. With 2020 around
August 5, 2019
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7 Must-Haves for Energy-Efficient Building

Energy efficiency is a priority for anyone constructing a building — making energy-efficient building strategies more important than ever. When putting up a commercial building today,
July 29, 2019
Solar Shingles

3 Innovative Products for Roofers in 2019

It’s no secret that roofing is one of the more difficult and physically demanding jobs out there today. Running a roofing company can be just as
July 22, 2019
Metal Roof

Choosing the Best Underlayment for Metal Roofs

A high-performing and effective roof protects a building and its occupants from rain and wind. Before the mid-1800s, wood and slate were the standard roofing materials
July 15, 2019
Barricade Wrap Plus on Multifamily Housing

Commercial Building Wrap: 5 Important Features for All Commercial Buildings

Barricade® Wrap Plus achieves all five of the important features of a commercial building wrap: durability, moisture-resistance, permeability, control of air infiltration, and ease of installation. 
July 8, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace

3 Trending Green Construction Materials for Builders in 2019

With the environmental crisis at an all-time high, construction companies are looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint and contribute as little as possible to