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
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 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,
February 25, 2019
Barricade Wrap Plus with Barricade Seam Tape

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
Barriacde UDL Pro

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
Single Family House

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