August 5, 2019
Energy_Efficient_commercial building

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
July 1, 2019
Hospital

High-Performance Air Barrier Systems Key to Medical Building Construction

Barricade® Building Wrap is a high-performance air barrier that supplies continuous control of airflow over the entire building enclosure and can withstand damage during and after
June 24, 2019
House Wrap Rolls on Pallets

The House Wrap Comparison Guide for 2019

With so many house wraps on the market today, how do contractors and building owners decide which is the best? Most house wraps are weather-resistant barriers
June 17, 2019
rain

Preventing Vapor and Air Infiltration with a Superior Exterior Wall Vapor Barrier

A superior exterior wall vapor barrier must prevent both vapor diffusion and air flow (and the moisture attached to it) from infiltrating a building envelope. Furthermore,
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