Ensuring Integrity and Performance: Mastering Flashing Techniques for Halo Wood-Frame Assemblies

Mastering the art of proper flashing around openings is crucial for protecting buildings from water intrusion, which can cause significant damage over time. Today, we’re revisiting and refining our guidance on effective flashing techniques, specifically tailored for wood-frame Halo assemblies, honing in on best practices that promise to elevate the durability and integrity of your […]

Comparing Halo Exterra by Logix Brands and Comfortboard 80 by Rockwool

Insulation plays a pivotal role in residential construction, affecting a building’s energy efficiency, safety, comfort, and environmental impact. The debate between Halo Exterra by Logix Brands and Comfortboard 80 by Rockwool (Figure 1) has stirred interest among architects, contractors, and homeowners. Both are renowned for their respective qualities, yet understanding their nuances is important for […]

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

Halo Exterra

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 […]

Where Should Halo Interra Be Installed When Insulating a Roof?

Where Should Halo Interra Be Installed When Insulating a Roof? Halo Interra should be installed on the underside of the ceiling joists when insulating a roof. Such placement is ideal because fastening the Interra panels to the joists’ underside is the simplest way to insulate a roof. In contrast, installing the foam boards on top […]

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. […]

Is Foam Board Insulation Flammable?

Flames

Yes, foam board insulation is flammable. However, Neopor’s graphite polystyrene (GPS), which is used in Halo products, is treated with a fire retardant which greatly reduces flame spread and helps the fire to self-extinguish once the source of fire is removed. Thus, Neopor,  and all Halo products, are approved for the construction of homes and […]

Is Halo Exterra Structural?

Halo Exterra is not structural – it does not contribute structural strength to a home or building. However, despite not being structural, Halo Exterra can replace OSB sheathing if structural bracing is provided at the corners and certain sections of the wall to provide the needed resistance to wind and seismic loads.

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