September 9, 2019
hurricane

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
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 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
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
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 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