May 13, 2019
pink House

Build Secure Homes with the Best House Wrap for Wood Siding

There are an abundance of siding options for builders to choose from these days.  Wood siding is one of the most popular types of siding, and
May 6, 2019
HIgher Education Building

6 Construction Trends in 2019 for Higher Education Buildings

Higher education building construction escalated during the 1960s to accommodate the wave of baby boomers entering college. These aging buildings now represent 40 percent of the
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
April 22, 2019

The Best House Wrap For Preventing Water Damage Behind Siding

No matter what kind of siding you choose for your building, its main function is to protect the vulnerable materials beneath it from outside influences like
April 15, 2019
cedar shake roof

Support Your Cedar Shakes with the Best Roof Underlayment Possible

There are many different materials you can choose to build your roof with, but cedar shakes are one of the lesser-known types. Despite being relatively obscure,
April 8, 2019
multifamily housing

Achieving LEED Certification with Air and Water Barriers for Multifamily Construction

A required feature of modern multifamily buildings is energy-efficiency. Critical to an energy-efficient building is a tight building envelope, which requires a high-quality air and moisture
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