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How And When Smart Vapor Retarders Should Open Up -- INTELLO's Decade+ Of Safe Construction

How And When Smart Vapor Retarders Should Open Up INTELLO's Decade+ Of Safe Construction Installing exterior vapor retarding layers such as asphalt roofs, flat roof membranes and OSB sheathing can create challenging situations in well-insulated walls and roofs. However, such assemblies can be safely built and insulated when using a smart vapo … read more

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Top Ten *NO* Eleven Air Barrier Failures

Top Ten *NO* Eleven Air Barrier Failures 1. It's not continuous! Mind the gap! The mother of all failures. You don't have an air barrier if it's not continuous- it won't be air tight. Many of the items that follow below are all causes of discontinuity. Like a balloon or a submarine - the continuity of the airtight layer must be s … read more

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475 is proud to join: Business Backs Low-Carbon USA

475 is proud to join: Business Backs Low-Carbon USA 475 is about climate change activism.  Today, we’re taking another step by joining more than 620 companies including Patagonia, Aspen Skiing Company, and investors across the United States - to encourage the incoming administration and new Congress to stick with the commitments we’ve … read more

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Vapor Venting An Unvented Roof: In Praise of Belts and Suspenders

Vapor Venting An Unvented Roof In Praise of Belts and Suspenders "Classic Ridge Rot" documented by the Building Science Corporation in Alaska Planes can fly safely with one engine. And you can keep your pants up with just a belt. But if you're looking to be protected from fools, then adding suspenders to the belt might be what set … read more

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Building Drying Reserves: 8 Situations Made for INTELLO PLUS Smart Vapor Retarder

Building Drying Reserves: 8 Situations Made for INTELLO PLUS Smart Vapor Retarder The MTA provides a clear yellow safety buffer. Sure you can stand in the buffer, but it's risky. Provide a safety buffer with increased drying reserves in your highly insulated assembly. Drying reserves? Call it a safety buffer. When we're waiting for … read more

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New York State Mandates Blower Door Testing Beginning October: Our Reaction

New York State Mandates Blower Door Testing Beginning October: Our Reaction Airtightness is for Everyone As a company built on airtightness, we have always pushedthe building industry and building codestoward progressively tighter and tighter building goals. Because even at "just" 3.0ACH50, increasing the airtightness of the building envelop … read more

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