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High-Performance Homes

The Desert Comfort Experience Home: Going Vertical With Insulated Concrete Forms

The use of an integrally insulated concrete-based system of ICFs for the home’s above-grade perimeter walls ensures a tight, thermally resistant shell

Insulation

5 Insulation Products for a More Energy-Efficient Home 

Home insulation manufacturers continue to strive for greater energy efficiency and improved performance with innovation and new formulations  

Quality Matters

The Right Way to Waterproof Recessed Windows in Concrete Block Walls

Use these best practices for installing recessed windows in CMU walls to prevent water intrusion and moisture problems

Moisture Management

7 New Water-Resistive Barrier Products to Keep Homes Dry

Keeping bulk water out and building components dry is a top priority in construction, and these seven WRBs aim to do just that 

Sheathing

Protect Your Walls and Sloped Roofs With a Smarter Sheathing System

Georgia-Pacific’s ForceField Weather Barrier System is an easy-to-install sheathing system that delivers a continuous barrier against water intrusion and unwanted air movement across walls and sloped roofs

Sustainability

Home Construction Using ICFs: Building for Sustainability, One Block at a Time

The 2021 Sustainable, Healthier Home kicks off with a cost- and labor-efficient structural system: using insulated concrete forms

Sustainability

Architect Talks Details Behind His Long Island Passive House

On HorizonTV this week, watch architect Wayne Turett, principal of New York-based The Turett Collaborative, discuss his passive house project in…

Building Envelope

Thoughtfully Designed Homes With ICF

Houses designed with authenticity, thoughtfulness, and materials that were beneficial to both the residents and the environment. ICF construction with a tight building envelope.

Building Envelope

10 New Siding Products You Should Know About

Stucco and vinyl may still be the kings of exterior cladding, but lately there has been a steady flow of options offering a combination of low maintenance, durability, and good looks.

Products

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

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