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 […]

How Exactly is Halo Exterra “Breathable”?

Halo Exterra on House

To take advantage of Exterra’s breathability, you’ll need that poly vapor barrier on the warm side to block vapor and moisture from traveling inside the building. Learn more about this code requirement here.

What Is the Difference Between Halo Exterra and Comfortboard?

Halo Exterra performs two functions in a building enclosure assembly (thermal resistance + functions as the water control layer with sealed joints), whereas Comfortboard by Rockwool only performs a single function providing a somewhat lower thermal resistance.

How To Install Exterra In A Retrofit With Vinyl Siding

If the existing walls do not have a layer of structural sheathing, they may require bracing per local building codes. If corner bracing is used, you will need to take steps to ensure all Exterra panels are flush with those Exterra panels installed at the corners.

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 […]

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