What Is GPS? Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) is a type of polystyrene foam insulation and is the insulation material that forms […]
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Continuous Insulation is a relatively inexpensive and practical building component that boasts many benefits.
Check out this excellent example of how structural drywall, hold-down devices, structural ties, and minimal use of OSB can help builders save money and construct energy-efficient homes.
Advanced Framing — aka Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) — is a wood-frame construction method that’s meant to reduce the amount of lumber used to build a structure and enhance the home’s energy efficiency.
Wondering whether Type 1 GPS or Type 2 Polyiso is the better fit for your next project? Check out this side-by-side comparison between Type 1 Graphite Polystyrene (GPS), and Type 2 Polyiso (Polyisocyanurate).
Explore the common nailing patterns for fastening non-structural Halo Exterra panels to these different substrate types. Read on to learn more!
3. Install Inspection Strips
Inspection strips allow you to visually inspect the home’s sill plate and rim joist for signs of termites or carpenter ants. This way, you can catch an infestation and call in pest control before excessive damage occurs.
Installing foam board insulation shouldn’t be a difficult task that slows you and your crew down. Check out these simple, yet highly useful tips for getting through this scope of work faster.
EPS and EPS-based insulation (such as Halo Subterra) is able to keep water away from a basement’s concrete wall. Of course, this doesn’t mean that other waterproofing methods shouldn’t be in place. But, this finding does mean that EPS insulation can perform both of its design functions — slowing heat transfer and groundwater management — very well.