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For the third consecutive month, OSB prices (NSA) declined the most in percentage terms (-6.1%).  Prices paid for OSB have decreased nearly 30% since October 2018 and have fallen more than 40% since hitting their most recent peak in June 2018.

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Today CI is virtually required in commercial construction.  But residential walls, typically framed with wood, not steel, have less of an issue with thermal bridging.  So is the use of CI on these types of structures worth it?  Absolutely! 

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Correct selection of caulks and sealants based on properties and applications is important to the weathertightness of the building envelope. Here is a simple guide.

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Demilec® Inc. announces Heatlok HFO has been nominated for the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 Best of IBS Award in the Best Green Building Product category.

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By improving the building envelope, energy loss can be reduced and Kingspan has expanded its insulation product lines over the past 2 years to continue to offer the market a wide variety of solutions for wood frame, steel frame, residential and commercial construction.

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The 2019 model of the New American Home — this year distinguished by minimal decoration, abundant glass and a flat-sloping roof line — to put a spotlight on innovative products and green building techniques using polymers and other materials.

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SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce its new invention, the Coaterbot. Created by long-time Polyurethanes equipment inventor and founder of a 4th generation company – James Davidson created the Coaterbot to cover a broader spectrum of material applications

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The ZIP System brand is known for transforming structural exteriors as the creators of integrated sheathing that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies. Huber Engineered Woods announced the immediate availability of six new ZIP System flashing and stretch tapes.

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The TYPAR Drainable Wrap features a layer of multi-directional polypropylene fibers that is designed to divert bulk water from exterior wall cavities, creating an efficient drainage gap that is said to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps.