March 25, 2019
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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

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 11, 2019
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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
February 4, 2019
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Avoid Thermal Bridging with Continuous Insulation

To avoid thermal bridging in a building’s envelope, contractors must apply continuous insulation that is correctly installed and of high-quality, like Barricade’s Building Wraps. Continuous insulation
January 28, 2019
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Air Barriers Provide Superior Moisture Protection for a Home Over Vapor Barriers

Air barriers are designed to prevent the flow of air, and the moisture attached to it, from entering a building envelope. A vapor barrier only aims
January 14, 2019

Barricade Products Deliver 5 Must-Haves for an Energy-Efficient Home

The five energy-efficient must-haves for a modern home include continuous insulation (CI), an air and moisture barrier, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, controlled ventilation, and energy-efficient
December 3, 2018
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Barricade Building Wrap Achieves the 5 Basic Requirements of an Air Barrier System

Barricade® Building Wrap achieves the five basic requirements for an effective air barrier system: continuity, impermeability, durability, strength, and stiffness. Air barrier systems control the air
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
November 12, 2018
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The Importance of a Tested and Code-Compliant Water-Resistive Barrier

A code-compliant and tested water-resistive barrier, like the Barricade® Wrap and Barricade® Wrap Plus™, can stop moisture that penetrates the siding of a building from infiltrating
November 5, 2018
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Four Reasons the Right Air Barrier is a Vital Element of an Energy-Efficient Building

The right air barrier system, like Barricade® Building Wrap, is a vital element of a building enclosure. The right air barrier system is needed to ensure
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,
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