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 21, 2019
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16 Key Components of a Building Envelope Inspection Checklist

Barricade® Building Wraps and Barricade® Thermo-Brace® Structural Insulative Board (S.I.B) are both superb material choices that will help contractors pass a building envelope inspection checklist. Both
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

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

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
December 10, 2018
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How to Convert New Builder Customers

Whether you’re taking on a new product, hoping to boost sales for an existing one, or just want to find ways to reach more customers, it
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 26, 2018

Video Marketing Strategies for Contractors, Home Builders, and Remodelers

Whether you build custom homes or remodel historic buildings, it can be tough to build your business in an age where homeowners have access to so
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 Barricade® Wrap and Barricade® Wrap Plus™, can stop moisture that penetrates the siding of a building from infiltrating and
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 29, 2018
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Social Media Post Ideas for Builders

With so many people tied to their phones, tablets, and computers, one of the easiest ways to reach new clients today is through the use of
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
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.
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