How To Correctly Position the Dew Point Using Exterior Insulation: Guidelines for Builders

In the harsh realities of cold climates, it is essential that structures are built not only to keep the inhabitants comfortable but also to withstand the challenges posed by moisture condensation, which can often occur within the wall assembly. An integral step in this process is calculating the correct thickness of exterior continuous insulation, such […]

Foam Board vs. Batt Insulation: How to Make the Right Choice For Insulating Exterior Walls

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When it comes to exterior wall insulation, two standout options vie for your attention: foam board and batt insulation. Both have their merits and drawbacks, making the right choice contingent upon a variety of factors including climate, budget, and installation complexity. Let’s break down each to help you make an educated decision. Understanding Foam Board […]

Securing Exterior Insulation Greater Than 2 Inches (50mm) In Thickness

Halo Exterra

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 […]

The Advantages of Using Halo Interra FR to Insulate Crawl Spaces

Crawl spaces are a huge market in the USA. In states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and many others, crawl spaces are commonly found in newly built homes. Crawl space renovation is another popular niche, as many owners of existing crawl spaces want to minimize heat loss and moisture issues below their homes. […]

Can I Leave Foam Board Insulation Exposed on Walls?

Do you worry about exposing foam board insulation to the outdoors? Or leaving it uncovered inside a home?

Read more to explore the perils of exterior and interior exposure, and how 3 common rigid insulation products perform in this regard.

Why R-value is Important for Foam Board Insulation

Finished Building With Siding

   Why R-value is Important for Foam Board Insulation. R-values are a key metric used to assess insulation products. But what exactly do they measure? And why are they important?  In this post, we’ll find out what R-values are, why they’re crucial to the homes we build, and how various insulation products compare in R-values.  […]

How Do You Protect Foam Board Insulation From Termites and Ants?

HOW DO YOU PROTECT FOAM BOARD INSULATION FROM TERMITES AND ANTS? For above-grade applications, it is best to protect Halo Exterra foam board insulation from termites and ants by using bug screens. For Below grade applications, Halo Subterra foam board can be purchased from participating plants with a termite-resistant additive. Termite Area Map Exterra is the Halo foam […]

No, We’re Not Type 4 XPS

Damaged XPS on Construction Site

Why Halo’s 16 PSI Subterra Plus Is the Better Alternative for Your Project Whether you’re a builder or an architect, you know that some products have a way of making it into specs and turning up in project after project. Often this can happen with no code requirement or any actual edge over other products. […]

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