March 25, 2019
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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 11, 2019
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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,
February 25, 2019

Ten Small Details for Effective Application of Seam Tape on House Wrap

Getting the little details right when applying seam tape to house wrap will keep air and moisture out of a wall system. Even small taping problems
February 18, 2019

4 Reasons Asphalt-Saturated Felt Roof Underlayment Fail

Contractors that choose Barricade® Underlayments, over asphalt-saturated felt roof underlayments, can avoid many of the problems of felt that lead to early underlayment replacement and damage
February 11, 2019
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Why Steel-Sided Buildings and Homes Require a Weather-Resistant Barrier

Barricade® Building Wrap is a superb house wrap for steel-sided buildings and homes.  Barricade® Building Wrap will effectively protect wall systems of steel-sided structures against moisture
February 4, 2019
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Avoid Thermal Bridging with Continuous Insulation

To avoid thermal bridging in a building’s envelope, contractors must apply continuous insulation that is correctly installed and of high-quality, like Barricade’s Building Wraps. Continuous insulation
January 28, 2019
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Air Barriers Provide Superior Moisture Protection for a Home Over Vapor Barriers

Air barriers are designed to prevent the flow of air, and the moisture attached to it, from entering a building envelope. A vapor barrier only aims
January 21, 2019
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16 Key Components of a Building Envelope Inspection Checklist

Barricade® Building Wraps and Barricade® Thermo-Brace® Structural Insulative Board (S.I.B) are both superb material choices that will help contractors pass a building envelope inspection checklist. Both
January 14, 2019

Barricade Products Deliver 5 Must-Haves for an Energy-Efficient Home

The five energy-efficient must-haves for a modern home include continuous insulation (CI), an air and moisture barrier, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, controlled ventilation, and energy-efficient
January 7, 2019

BASF Neopor® GPS Gives Insulative Value to Barricade® Thermo-Brace® S.I.B.

Thermo-Brace® Structural Insulative Board (S.I.B) contains BASF Neopor® Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) rigid foam, which gives Barricade Thermo-Brace S.I.B. greater insulative value over competing sheathing materials like
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
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