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Framing + Building Envelope

How to Frame Walls That Combat Moisture

A pair of recent research studies reveal best practices—and a new assembly sequence—to combat moisture in framed walls

Indoor Air Quality

For Better Indoor Air Quality: Build Tight and Ventilate Right

Buildings need to dry and people need to breathe. Good air sealing aids both

Housewrap

9 Housewraps That Block Air But Allow Water Vapor to Escape

After decades of trying to tighten the building envelope, housewrap and weather barrier manufacturers are looking to let in some breeze to dry out

Insulation

Builder Benefits: The Case For a Predictable Building Envelope

A home’s building envelope serves multiple purposes that offer several benefits to homeowners. Shouldn’t the insulation a builder works with do the same for them? 

Framing + Building Envelope

2018 Top 100 Products: Structural / Insulation / Housewrap

Products from CertainTeed, Dörken Systems, Georgia-Pacific, Jamsill, Johns Manville, Kimberly Clark, Lapolla Industries, LP, Nisus, Norbord, Simpson Strong-Tie, Tamlyn, and Weyerhaeuser

Construction Quality

Trouble-Free Flashing for Brick Veneer

Air space isn't enough to prevent water problems in a brick veneer wall

Indoor Air Quality

Building Garages That Are Airtight

Garages are a difficult area to correctly detail, but also one of the most important

Moisture Management

Building Envelope Solutions for Moisture Management

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built

Building Envelope

Some Leaks Matter More Than Others

Owens Corning research quantifies leakage rates for 17 common house joints and openings

Building Envelope

Exclusive Research: The Building Envelope

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

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