June 10, 2019
drafting table

5 Things Builders Should Look for When Choosing a House Wrap Manufacturer

As a homebuilder, you should be acutely aware of the benefits of having a good, high-quality house wrap installed on your homes. While many in the
June 3, 2019
construction worker

3 Ways the Construction Industry is Reducing Labor Costs

Running a construction company can be a lucrative business. Depending on what kind of construction they specialize in, a company can land massive contracts and set
May 27, 2019
peel and stick house wrap

Comparing Peel and Stick House Wrap to Barricade

Peel and stick house wraps, also called self-adhered or self-adhesive house wraps, are air and vapor barriers used in both commercial and residential construction. Many of
May 20, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace S.I.B.

Mold-Resistant Sheathing: Adding Value with Superior Mold & Moisture Protection

One of the most important parts of building structures is keeping moisture out of the wall cavities. This is because moisture of all types can seep
May 13, 2019
pink House

Build Secure Homes with the Best House Wrap for Wood Siding

There are an abundance of siding options for builders to choose from these days.  Wood siding is one of the most popular types of siding, and
May 6, 2019
HIgher Education Building

6 Construction Trends in 2019 for Higher Education Buildings

Higher education building construction escalated during the 1960s to accommodate the wave of baby boomers entering college. These aging buildings now represent 40 percent of the
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
March 25, 2019
Tyvek® HomeWrap®

Comparing Home Construction House Wraps: Typar® vs. Tyvek®

A comparison of Typar® Building Wrap and Tyvek® HomeWrap® for residential construction found several common features; both meet the minimum requirements for water- and air-resistance and
March 18, 2019
concrete tile roof

Keep Your Concrete Tile Roof Safe with Synthetic Underlayment

Tile roofing has long been a favorite choice among homeowners who prefer a beautiful, economical, and long-lasting solution for their roofs. Unfortunately, tile roofing can be
March 11, 2019
Multi-family Housing Complex

Slash Your Commercial Building Energy Costs in 5 Easy Steps

Each year, the cost of heating, cooling, and running a commercial building is steadily rising. This is because energy costs across the board are going up,
March 4, 2019
Barriacde UDL Pro Roof Underlayment

The Best Type of Roof Underlayment to Protect Your Roof from the Elements

When it comes to roofing, a large portion of homeowners isn’t aware of all the different factors that go into making a roof sturdy and safe