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Housewrap

Surfactants and Their Impact on Building Wrap Performance

When choosing a building wrap, builders need to pay attention to the material’s  surfactant resistance capabilities. Not all wraps will provide the same surfactant protection—if any at all

Housewrap

How Air Barriers Help Boost Energy Efficiency

Understanding how air-barrier materials and systems are evaluated, and knowing their performance characteristics, helps design professionals find the right solution for their project needs.

Building Envelope

Evaluating the Durability of Weather-Resistant Barriers

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

Housewrap

Pro Tip: Use Capped Fasteners When Installing Housewrap Material

Hammering fasteners by hand becomes a tedious task when installing housewrap, plus it leaves holes in the housewrap and compromises its ability to…

Building Envelope

How UV Exposure Affects Weather-Resistant Barriers

One of the primary performance attributes of a high-performance house wrap is its ability to stand up to UV exposure. This is a critical point of…

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…

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Professional Builder 2019 Top 100 Products

Our annual roundup of building products covers everything from kitchen appliances with fresh new finishes to insulated structural panels that boost energy efficiency

Quality Matters

Tips for Choosing the Right Housewrap

The wrong housewrap choice can have long-term consequences for moisture management and a home’s durability

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

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