April 1, 2019
single family home

Comparing Asphalt Felt and Synthetic Underlayments

Barricade® Roof Underlayments have all of the benefits of both asphalt-saturated felt and synthetic underlayments. However, an added advantage of Barricade® Underlayments is they save time
March 25, 2019
Tyvek® HomeWrap®

Comparing Home Construction House Wraps: Typar® vs. Tyvek®

A comparison of Typar® Building Wrap and Tyvek® HomeWrap® for residential construction found several common features; both meet the minimum requirements for water- and air-resistance and
March 18, 2019
concrete tile roof

Keep Your Concrete Tile Roof Safe with Synthetic Underlayment

Tile roofing has long been a favorite choice among homeowners who prefer a beautiful, economical, and long-lasting solution for their roofs. Unfortunately, tile roofing can be
March 11, 2019
Multi-family Housing Complex

Slash Your Commercial Building Energy Costs in 5 Easy Steps

Each year, the cost of heating, cooling, and running a commercial building is steadily rising. This is because energy costs across the board are going up,
March 4, 2019
Barriacde UDL Pro Roof Underlayment

The Best Type of Roof Underlayment to Protect Your Roof from the Elements

When it comes to roofing, a large portion of homeowners isn’t aware of all the different factors that go into making a roof sturdy and safe
February 25, 2019
Barricade Wrap Plus with Barricade Seam Tape

Ten Small Details for Effective Application of Seam Tape on House Wrap

Getting the little details right when applying seam tape to house wrap will keep air and moisture out of a wall system. Even small taping problems
February 18, 2019
Barriacde UDL Pro

4 Reasons Asphalt-Saturated Felt Roof Underlayment Fail

Contractors that choose Barricade® Underlayments, over asphalt-saturated felt roof underlayments, can avoid many of the problems of felt that lead to early underlayment replacement and damage
February 11, 2019
Single Family House

Why Steel-Sided Buildings and Homes Require a Weather-Resistant Barrier

Barricade® Building Wrap is a superb house wrap for steel-sided buildings and homes.  Barricade® Building Wrap will effectively protect wall systems of steel-sided structures against moisture
February 4, 2019
Barricade Wrap Plus House Wrap

Prevent Thermal Bridging with Continuous Insulation

To prevent thermal bridging in a building’s envelope, contractors must apply continuous insulation that is correctly installed and of high-quality, like Barricade’s Building Wraps. Continuous insulation
January 28, 2019
Barricade Wrap House Wrap

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
Living room inside a house

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
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
December 10, 2018
Construction Workers

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