October 28, 2019
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5 Must-Haves for a Lumber Dealer’s Website

Builders have many choices these days in terms of where they purchase their lumber. Add in DIY homeowners who may be searching for a dealer for
October 6, 2019
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Top 5 Energy-Efficient Materials for Building Sustainable Communities

Each year, builders of sustainable communities strive to include the best new energy-efficient materials and methods into their new buildings and homes. Energy-efficient building products and
June 17, 2019

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
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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
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,
January 7, 2019
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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
December 10, 2018
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How to Convert New Builder Customers

Whether you’re taking on a new product, hoping to boost sales for an existing one, or just want to find ways to reach more customers, it
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
October 22, 2018

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
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
March 19, 2018
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How Dealers Can Improve Profits and Lower Builder Costs

Builders want to get their projects off the ground in a timely and cost-effective manner. And dealers hoping to keep their business or attract new business
January 22, 2018

How Dealers Can Keep Builders Loyal

Being a dealer today can be challenging. Methods of getting a repeat builder’s business that have worked in the past are not necessarily working today. New