Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Styrofoam Brand XPS Insulation from Dow Building Solutions can be installed directly to masonry walls, offering a solid layer of moisture-resistant insulating comfort in one easy step.
The design of Owens Corning’s EnergyComplete Sealant allows the expanding gasket to easily fill gaps and cracks that can’t be accessed post-drywall, and also allows easy access to all top plates pre-drywall.
Designed for low humidity, high-temperature climates, this new sealant from Fomo blocks the passage of flame and smoke in concealed penetrations from room to room and floor to floor.
This new product from Johns Manville meets 2012 IBC requirements for continuous insulation for residential buildings.
CertainTeed’s FortiCel mold prevention system is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually any interior construction surface.
Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability.