Insulation & Air Sealing

Weather Shield’s Next Gen Sliding Patio Door

What we saw at the 2020 International Builders’ Show points towards simplified solutions for remodelers that still add complexity and depth

Product Trends: Wrapping Up Energy

Housewraps regulate the amount of air-based moisture that travels in and out of the home, which can be up to 2,000 times as much as through diffusion. If the water can’t pass through walls as easily, it can get trapped there, eventually leading to mold, mildew, and rotting inside the wall.

Housewraps are the best resource for keeping a home warm and dry—and saving money in the process.

100 Best New Products of 2014: Structural, Insulation & Housewrap

The structural, insulation, and housewrap products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

Roxul Scheduled to Begin Production in U.S.

Company’s first U.S. facility located in Marshall County, Miss., will help reach new customers and grow market share.

BASF Neopor 5300

BASF Neopor 5300

The material contains special graphite particles that reduce heat loss in a building by reflecting heat radiation like a mirror.

StoGuard Transition Membrane

StoGuard Transition Membrane

StoGuard does not require specialized tools or labor, primers or termination mastics to install and fully adheres to all surfaces.

Grace Construction Products’ Vycor enV-S

Grace Construction Products’ Vycor enV-S

Vycor enV-S comes in roll sizes of 40 inches by 135 feet.

CertaTape by CertainTeed

CertaTape by CertainTeed

The tape helps improve the integrity of the building envelope by reducing air and moisture penetrations.

Typar Flashing AT

Typar Flashing AT

The tape creates a permanent air/vapor seal that prevents air and moisture leaks.

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0

It acts as a breathable air and water barrier while providing continuous exterior insulation.

HardieWrap by James Hardie

HardieWrap by James Hardie

It is suited for areas with large temperature swings and/or areas where heat, humidity, sun, and rain are prevalent.

Delta-Vent SA by Cosella-Dörken

Delta-Vent SA by Cosella-Dörken

This adhesive with high vapor permeability reduces the odds of water and air leakages due to membrane penetration.

Shurtape HW 300 Housewrap Tape

Shurtape HW 300 Housewrap Tape

It is hand-tearable for easy application and can contribute to LEED credits applications.

Icynene ProSeal

Icynene ProSeal

ProSeal is also suitable for year-round use, viable in temperatures as low as 23° F.

Owens Corning ResidentialComplete Wall System

Owens Corning ResidentialComplete Wall System

ResidentialComplete includes air, water, and vapor barriers, minimizes thermal bridging and can save homeowners about 25 percent on heating and cooling.

This product will not settle, shrink, or expand over time, ensuring a long-lasting air seal. Channel Fill is available in both disposable and refillable sizes.

ProPink EcoTouch is GreenGuard Gold-certified for indoor air quality, contributing to numerous green certifications.

This closed-cell spray foam insulation product from Icynene is a 100-percent water-blown insulation.

Two foil facers sit around a uniform, closed-cell, polyisocyanurate foam core that provides protection against thermal bridging and water, vapor, and air infiltration.

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