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,
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
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