October 15, 2018
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Construction Defects: Creating Added Expenses and Burden

Added expenses and burdens to a construction project may occur if a house wrap is improperly installed, overexposed to outside elements, or damaged and not repaired.
October 8, 2018
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Consequences of a Building Barrier System Failure

New construction projects can avoid air barrier system failures by hiring qualified professionals, utilizing the whole-building airtightness approach, and choosing high quality and manufacturer recommended products.
October 1, 2018

Building Barrier Systems 101: Ensuring Vapor-Permeable, and Moisture- and Air-Resistant Commercial Building

A Strong Barrier System Creates an Energy-Efficient, Healthy, and Durable Commercial Building An effective and strong barrier system around a building’s envelope is critical to the
September 12, 2018
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A Guide to Choosing the Right House Wrap

High-quality house wrap protects your home from water and air leaks and serves as the last line of defense between the environment and your comfort. Having
September 10, 2018
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The Right Permeability of a WRB is Critical to Balancing Moisture Within a Wall System

Determining the optimum permeability of a building wrap is essential to managing moisture intrusion and accumulation. Moisture typically gets in a wall system during severe weather,
August 27, 2018

The Importance of House Wrap & Building Envelope Protection

It is a big number, a very big number – 39 quadrillion British thermal units (BTUs). According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), that’s how much
August 13, 2018
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Understanding Vapor Permeability: Your Questions Answered

Have you heard the term “vapor permeability” and wondered what it meant? Need to know what a perm is? What does this have to do with
July 16, 2018
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Installing House Wrap Around Existing Windows and Doors

Replacing a home’s siding is a great way to improve its curb appeal and resale value. In fact, according to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report
July 9, 2018
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House Wrap vs. Felt Paper: Which is the Better WRB?

House wrap and felt paper, when properly installed and undamaged, are both weather resistant barriers (WRB) that create permeable and water- and air-resistant exterior walls. The
July 2, 2018
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House Wrap Performance is Dependent on a Detailed Inspection

A detailed house wrap inspection before applying the siding, by both the contractor and building owner, is critical to the house wrap’s performance. Improperly installed or
June 25, 2018
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The IBC and IRC Requirements for House Wrap

When using a house wrap as a weather-resistant barrier (WRB), it must meet the 2018 International Building Codes (IBC 1402.2) requirements of a WRB for water-resistance
June 18, 2018
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A Better Solution to a Weather-Resistant Barrier than Tyvek® and ZIP System®

Tyvek® HomeWrap®* and the ZIP System® are weather resistant barriers (WRB) applied under the siding of a home or commercial building. The goal of both these
June 11, 2018

How to Choose the Best House Wrap for Fiber Cement Siding

When choosing the best house wrap for fiber cement siding it is essential to consider the wraps durability, water- and air-resistance, and vapor permeability. However, it
May 28, 2018
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How to Prevent Common House Wrap Problems

The performance of a high-quality, vapor-permeable, house wrap is dependent on proper installation, careful handling, and limited exposure to UV radiation and outside elements. The goal
May 21, 2018
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The Importance of Controlling Air and Moisture Infiltration in Hot and Humid Climates

In hot and humid climates, it is crucial to control air and moisture intrusion into a home or commercial building’s wall system. Uncontrolled moisture intrusion into
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