The Joys and Challenges of a Stucco House

2022-01-31T15:38:07+00:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Builder, News, Sheathing|

Proper weather barrier installation is key to keeping stucco homes moisture-free. Homes clad with stucco are especially popular in warm and mostly dry climates across the country. Combining cement, water, and sand in the right proportions creates stucco, an inexpensive exterior layer that is fire resistant and it doesn’t need to be painted every three years. But stucco also has a dark side.

How Structural Insulated Sheathing Boosts Energy Efficiency

2022-01-27T14:27:24+00:00January 27th, 2022|Categories: Builder, News, Sheathing|

As energy efficiency houses become the norm as opposed to the pricey exception, builders, designers, and homeowners are turning to products that tighten the building envelope. For years, the world of sheathing was dominated by plywood which was then supplanted by oriented strand board (OSB). Unprotected OSB is susceptible to rot which is how we ended up with house wrap.

The Framer’s Favorite

2021-11-01T18:21:05+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Sheathing|

Substantially more stable pricing than other sheathings and the ability to be installed with the structural board facing out, for more “field durability,” or foam side facing out (both sides are conveniently printed, it’s your choice) has Thermo-Brace SIB flying out of the lumber yard.

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