November 11, 2019
Thermo-Brace and Flash Extreme

A Guide to Avoiding Building Envelope Failure

A building envelope system can fail for many reasons, though all produce the same results – a less energy-efficient, moisture-resistant, durable, and comfortable structure. Contractors can
October 21, 2019
Barricade Wrap Multifamily

How House Wrap Can Protect the R-Value of Insulation

Barricade® R-Wrap® house wrap provides a high level of air and moisture control and prevents water accumulation in the wall system. Both features help protect the
October 14, 2019
Weather Barrier for Coastal Homes

Weather Barriers for Coastal Climates

Builders in coastal climates must prevent the problem of moisture infiltration and accumulation into wall systems by flooding, excessive rain, and high humidity. Failure to remove
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
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 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
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 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
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
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