Strategic Placement of House Wrap with Halo’s Exterra for Enhanced Building Protection

In 2024, optimizing your home’s insulation and moisture barrier strategies remains crucial, particularly when considering Halo’s Exterra as a pivotal component of your construction approach. Exterra has proven to be an effective standalone option for wall insulation and moisture protection. Yet, the addition of house wrap in conjunction with Exterra continues to be a popular […]

Halo’s Type 1 GPS Still Outperforms!

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See how Halo’s GPS core still surpasses the new Foamular 150 NGX. The NEW and improved XPS still uses more energy and resources than Halo’s Type 1 GPS and creates a foam board product that offers lower long-term thermal resistance.

What is Graphite Foam Insulation?

Discover how Halo is powered by Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) and the benefits of our Neopor core. GPS provides a long-term thermal performance of R5 per nominal inch (1.06″) while offering a minuscule embodied carbon footprint compared to XPS.

XPS HFC Bans Won’t Matter When You Use Halo

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The entire US is on track to re-join the Paris Agreement and gradually ban HFCs. XPS is not the only high-performance product on the market, and with high, long-lasting R-values and a 0-HFC content, Halo’s GPS is already a better, cleaner alternative.

Can Foam Board Insulation Be Used Between Studs Instead of Batt Insulation?

Can Foam Board Insulation Be Used Between Studs Instead of Batt Insulation? This application is not typically recommended for the following reasons: Rigid foam board pieces are difficult to fit snugly between studs so you would have to spray foam to fill any gaps. Unlike loose-fill or batt, foam board insulation can’t easily be cut […]

What Is the Difference Between Halo Exterra and Zip Sheathing?

What is the difference between Halo Exterra and ZIP Sheathing? Halo Exterra are rigid foam board insulation panels that feature a graphite polystyrene (GPS) foam core that is laminated on both sides with a layer of perforated polypropylene film. Halo Exterra panels marry a water-resistive barrier (WRB) to continuous exterior insulation, eliminating thermal bridging as […]

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.

Can I Use Foam Board Insulation With Batt Insulation?

Can I Use Foam Board Insulation With Batt Insulation? Yes, foam board insulation is an excellent complement to batt insulation. Foam board insulation can add insulation and eliminate thermal bridging when used in wall and ceiling assemblies insulated with batts. It can potentially replace the vapor barrier and house wrap as well. Here are four […]

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