October 22, 2018
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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 3, 2018
Thermo-Brace

4 Reasons Why Thermo-Brace® Replaces the Need for ZIP System® Sheathing

As code requirements become more demanding and energy costs rise, airtight building envelopes become increasingly important. Truly green construction demands an effective, airtight, moisture-resistant barrier that
July 23, 2018
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How to Install Structural Exterior Wall Sheathing in 5 Steps

Installation of structural exterior wall sheathing occurs after the structure’s walls are framed, secured to the slab, plumbed, and braced. Structural exterior wall sheathing strengthens the
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 4, 2018
Thermo-Brace

A Complete Breakdown of Exterior Wall Sheathing Options

Exterior wall sheathing strengthens the wall system, provides a nailing base for the siding, and gives a layer of protection against outside elements. Exterior wall sheathing
May 14, 2018
Thermo-Brace

7 Key Elements to a Net-Zero Energy Building Envelope

For sustainable homes and buildings1, a net-zero energy (NZE) building envelope is key to reducing energy use and saving money. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
April 16, 2018
Thermo-Brace

The Importance of a Weather-Resistant Barrier

A weather-resistant barrier (WRB) is an important part of today’s energy-efficient and healthy homes and commercial buildings. A modern WRB design shields the walls of a
February 26, 2018
Thermo-Brace

The Role of Sheathing and Continuous Insulation

Sheathing plays an integral role in the construction of every home or building. Whether structural or insulating, sheathing helps with the installation of siding and the
January 8, 2018
Thermo-Brace

How to Offset High OSB Prices

Oriented strand board (OSB) prices are predicted to continue fluctuating, which makes projecting and maintaining budgets for future construction projects difficult. As a result, today’s contractors,
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