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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Halo’s rigid insulation system relies on an advanced graphite foam core that outperforms its leading XPS contenders in efficiency and low emissions. Halo’s products — Interra, Exterra, and Subterra — are each tailored to a specific application.
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. 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? 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 […]
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. […]