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
July 8, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace

3 Trending Green Construction Materials for Builders in 2019

With the environmental crisis at an all-time high, construction companies are looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint and contribute as little as possible to
May 20, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace S.I.B.

Mold-Resistant Sheathing: Adding Value with Superior Mold & Moisture Protection

One of the most important parts of building structures is keeping moisture out of the wall cavities. This is because moisture of all types can seep
April 29, 2019
Foil-backed OSB Sheathing

5 Problems with Foil-Backed OSB Radiant Barriers

Oriented strand board (OSB), with a thin layer of low emitting aluminum foil attached to one side, is a common type of thermal-radiant-barrier sheathing. Foil-backed OSB
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
January 7, 2019
Barricade Thermo-Brace S.I.B. Closeup

BASF Neopor® GPS Gives Insulative Value to Barricade® Thermo-Brace® S.I.B.

Thermo-Brace® Structural Insulative Board (S.I.B) contains BASF Neopor® Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) rigid foam, which gives Barricade Thermo-Brace S.I.B. greater insulative value over competing sheathing materials like
December 17, 2018
Barricade Thermo-Brace

OSB vs. Fiberboard Structural Sheathing: Choosing the Best Option

Barricade Thermo-Brace® provides greater strength, superior moisture management, is non-toxic, and saves time and money compared to oriented strand board (OSB) and fiberboard structural sheathings. Structural
October 22, 2018

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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
Tyvek® DrainWrap®

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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
Barricade Thermo-Brace Structural Sheathing

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