November 26, 2018

Video Marketing Strategies for Contractors, Home Builders, and Remodelers

Whether you build custom homes or remodel historic buildings, it can be tough to build your business in an age where homeowners have access to so
November 19, 2018
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Why Building Science Requires the Use of Air Barriers in Energy-Efficient Construction

When designing for energy-efficiency, building science emphasizes the importance of a continuous air barrier system to control the transfer of heat, moisture, and air. A superb
November 12, 2018
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The Importance of a Tested and Code-Compliant Water-Resistive Barrier

A code-compliant and tested water-resistive barrier, like the Barricade® Wrap and Barricade® Wrap Plus™, can stop moisture that penetrates the siding of a building from infiltrating
November 5, 2018
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Four Reasons the Right Air Barrier is a Vital Element of an Energy-Efficient Building

The right air barrier system, like Barricade® Building Wrap, is a vital element of a building enclosure. The right air barrier system is needed to ensure
October 29, 2018
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Social Media Post Ideas for Builders

With so many people tied to their phones, tablets, and computers, one of the easiest ways to reach new clients today is through the use of
October 22, 2018
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Characteristics of a High-Performance Moisture Barrier System

Energy-efficient buildings with airtight envelopes need high-performing moisture barrier systems, like Barricade Thermo-Brace®. A high-performing moisture barrier system is air- and water-resistant and vapor permeable. Vapor
October 15, 2018
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Construction Defects: Creating Added Expenses and Burden

Added expenses and burdens to a construction project may occur if a house wrap is improperly installed, overexposed to outside elements, or damaged and not repaired.
October 8, 2018
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Consequences of a Building Barrier System Failure

New construction projects can avoid air barrier system failures by hiring qualified professionals, utilizing the whole-building airtightness approach, and choosing high quality and manufacturer recommended products.
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
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