Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
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.