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Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen: Superior Protection for Even the Most Challenging Exteriors

DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen offers superior performance against water intrusion to protect the unique reclaimed wood cladding of the Guadalupe River Ranch

High-Performance Homes

Innovative Products: A New High-Performance Wall [VIDEO]

Patti Gunderson, a building science engineer at Home Innovation Research Labs, explains the myriad values of the high-performance Extended Plate…

Sheathing

Smarter Sheathing System for Residential and Multifamily Builds

When it comes to defying the elements, buildings are only as strong as the products used to protect them. Increase the quality and durability of residential and multi-family builds with Georgia-Pacific’s ForceField® Weather Barrier System.

Moisture Management

Rainscreens 101 With Sweenor Builders

Water is our enemy when it comes to building. This relentless culprit is the No.1 killer of buildings and cause of failures. So, proper moisture management is an absolute must

Caulks, Sealants + Adhesives

Fluid-Applied Sealants—the Future in Moisture Protection?

For some home builders, tape or caulk just isn’t good enough to ensure moisture protection 

Roofing

Zip System Roof Assembly Stays Dry in Hurricane Conditions

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted a hurricane-force, wind-driven rain demonstration on Jan. 9, 2020, to show…

Products

Building a Custom Home With Safety and Energy Efficiency in Mind

There is a growing movement in the construction industry towards the use of concrete instead of wood when building a new homes’ envelope. An…

Resilient Construction

Report on Tennessee Tornadoes Finds Homes With Little Updraft Resistance

A new report by the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance network (SEER) highlights inadequacies in the ability of Tennessee homes and schools…

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

Building Envelope

Evaluating the Durability of Weather-Resistant Barriers

Take these steps to be confident your building wrap will maintain optimal performance

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