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,
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
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 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
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
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 11, 2018

How to Choose the Best House Wrap for Fiber Cement Siding

When choosing the best house wrap for fiber cement siding it is essential to consider the wraps durability, water- and air-resistance, and vapor permeability. However, it
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 28, 2018
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How to Prevent Common House Wrap Problems

The performance of a high-quality, vapor-permeable, house wrap is dependent on proper installation, careful handling, and limited exposure to UV radiation and outside elements. The goal
May 21, 2018
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The Importance of Controlling Air and Moisture Infiltration in Hot and Humid Climates

In hot and humid climates, it is crucial to control air and moisture intrusion into a home or commercial building’s wall system. Uncontrolled moisture intrusion into
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)
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