Exterior continuous insulation such as Halo Exterra has become a minimum requirement in building codes across most of North America for residential buildings. At the initial stages of exterior insulation, the thickness applied ranges from ½ an inch (13mm) up to 2 inches (50mm) depending on the climatic zone. As building codes progress towards more […]
If you’re wondering whether installing Subterra or Subterra Plus on a foundation wall is a hassle, let us put your mind at ease — it’s really not. And while there are some nuances you should keep in mind, plenty of options exist for securing the panels to the wall surface, and ultimately, it only takes 4 steps to fasten […]
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.
Explore the common nailing patterns for fastening non-structural Halo Exterra panels to these different substrate types. Read on to learn more!
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.
Construction can’t always wait for a warmer day. If you’re building in the middle of a North American winter, check out these 5 steps to protect Halo’s rigid insulation products from cold-related damage
Exterra provides an effective air control layer by default, so technically speaking, you don’t need any additional house wrap. So, regardless of the method you go with, you’ll have that integral air barrier in your wall.
Insulating with Halo’s Interra eliminates the need for a separate vapor barrier (as long as you tape the edges), and also gives you a much better wall (or roof); the layer of continuous insulation adds critical R-Value to the assembly AND creates an effective thermal break. Read more to see how!
Thanks to the recently launched Canada Greener Homes Grant, 700,000 Canadian homeowners can claim a rebate of up to $5,000 for energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. This fruitful incentive can help you achieve long-term energy savings and recover a decent portion of the retrofitting costs.
Halo’s Interra rigid insulation excels at insulating walls, floors, and ceilings — it offers a stable, long-term R-Value, acts as a vapor barrier when needed, and reflects heat back inside if you leave an air gap.