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Buildings need to dry- not breathe!

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

Hopefully, by now, most people understand that "Build tight/ ventilate right" is how most green building programs require you to build.  Less understood is the necessity for buildings to "dry out." In most climat… more...

  Filed under: Rain Screen Products

0 replies | 311 views | Posted on: 03/27/2023 | Last updated: 05/17/2023

50% of the "perfect wall" control layers with one product

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

The only way to mainstream advanced building science concepts is to make them simple to install.  As we designed and are building the #1920sMakeoverATL, we have to work with readily available materials and keep in mind the skill set of… more...

  Filed under: Air Barriers

0 replies | 353 views | Posted on: 04/24/2023 | Last updated: 04/28/2023

What is a "water resistant barrier" (WRB), examples and misconceptions

by Matt Hoots SawHorse Design + Build

A water-resistant barrier (WRB) is a material used in construction to prevent the intrusion of moisture into the interior of a building. It is an essential component of the building envelope, designed to protect the building from water dama… more...

  Filed under: Weather Barriers

0 replies | 422 views | Posted on: 04/23/2023 | Last updated: 04/28/2023

Getting to Know Stego Barrier Solutions - Keeping Vapor, Soil Gases and other Ground Contaminants out of our Homes and Commercial Buildings

Moisture Control,Moisture,Vapor Barriers,Radon,soil gasses,Stego Barrier Solutions

by Rate It Green Team

  Tom Marks of Stego Barrier Solutions gives a helpful, efficient and information-filled introduction to Stego Barrier Solutions and the key goals and quality characteristics of vapor barriers as well in this interview with Green … more...

  Filed under: Vapor Barriers

0 replies | 3797 views | Posted on: 12/07/2021 | Last updated: 02/07/2022

Free CE Webinar: Vapor Barriers: Do We Really Need Them? June 2, 12 pm EST

Insulation,Air Barrier,Vapor Barriers

by samanthaklein Intern

In this course we will look at the difference between a vapor barrier and air barriers. What climate zones need a vapor barrier? How do we eliminate the need for a vapor barrier with still being air tight? We will discuss ratios o… more...

  Filed under: Vapor Barriers

0 replies | 1043 views | Posted on: 05/08/2021 | Last updated: 05/08/2021


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