As code requirements become more demanding and energy costs rise, airtight building envelopes become increasingly important. Truly green construction demands an effective, airtight, moisture-resistant barrier that maximizes energy savings. Sheathing systems that include an air/moisture barrier must be: Code-complaint Airtight Moisture-resistant Vapor permeable Cost-effective Capable of bracing a wall Easy to install In the quest
High-quality housewrap protects your home from water and air leaks, and serves as the last line of defense between the environment and your comfort. Having a guide to choosing the right housewrap not only ensures that the selected housewrap prevents mold and wood rot from developing, but also keeps the house energy-efficient. No one should
It is a big number, a very big number – 39 quadrillion British thermal units (BTUs). According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), that’s how much energy was consumed by all the residential and commercial buildings in the United States in 2015. Those BTUs represent approximately 40 percent of all the energy consumed nationwide.
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