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. […]

The 3 Surprising Ways Halo Exterra Adds Thermal Performance and Reduces Energy Loss

Halo Exterra Large Installation Framing

Here are the three separate ways Halo Exterra foam board insulation works to reduce energy loss. You might be surprised by what you learn.   1. Exterra Provides a Long-Lasting R-Value That’s Actually Higher Than XPS Over Time   Halo Exterra’s graphite polystyrene (GPS) foam core has a unique feature – the graphite particles that […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Foam Board Insulation

Halo Interra and Subterra in Basement

Unless you’re a construction pro, you may be forgiven for thinking that all insulation products are made equal. They’re not.  In this post, we discuss the many uses and benefits of foam board insulation: a strikingly handy, high-performance product. Read on to find out more!    What Is Foam Board Insulation?   Also known as […]

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