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In laying a foundation for success and in planning for the unforeseeable, SPF contractors should always carefully consider which spray foam supplier they have in their corner. Outlined below are the Seven Rounds defining the right partnership for running a championship business.

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Recessed window openings can be flashed with liquid-applied flashings or with peel-and-stick membrane flashing. Regardless of which membrane system you use, these guidelines will keep you out of trouble most of the time.

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Integrating continuous insulation with traditional building methods is much easier than it sounds.  Take tar paper for example.  Tar paper is historically the most common water resistive barrier (WRB) for residential construction.

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It seems today that everybody wants to save the world. And who can blame us? Environmental awareness—and warnings—has reached an apex. We're all cognizant of our impacts on the planet and we're willing to minimize them.

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Switzerland’s Sika would be interested in buying some parts of BASF’s construction chemicals business but has ruled out bidding for the whole business, Chief Executive Paul Schuler told Reuters.

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Building this net-zero house relies on a strategy of energy conservation, including: blanketing the building with interior and exterior insulation and installing a continuous air-seal around the shell of the building which dramatically reduces the demands of heating and cooling.

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From Siga headquarters in Switzerland, Matt Risinger explains the science of controlling both air and vapor in buildings. The elegance of this video comes, in part, from Matt's clear way of summarizing, and prioritizing, the control strategies available to builders.

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Hunter Panels, in partnership with Covestro, is bringing time- and cost-saving technology to the residential construction market. Their first integrated residential wall construction advancement —PUReWall™—is a smart-solution for the skilled labor shortage. 

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APA Knows IRC OSB Lateral Resistance Capacity is 350 plf & 383 plf with GWB