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. […]
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 […]
Moisture issues are common in homes, especially down in the basement. But while leaks account for some of the moisture, a good deal of it comes from condensation that occurs on the warm side of the basement wall. Moisture buildup on basement walls can spell real trouble for the home’s occupants, as it slowly damages […]
Interra is a far better bet if you’re looking for overall quality, performance, and stable R-Values. Spray foam, on the other hand, works well if you want to save time on installation, but it can be more costly overall.
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.
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.
We’re committed to equipping you with all the right tools and information before you build with Halo. These installation guides, as well as our interactive webcasts, should help you kick off your next project.
Adding Continuous Insulation, such as Halo’s Exterra, to your wall assembly can simplify your path to code compliance. Apart from helping you keep up with the evolving energy code regulations, designing walls with CI like Exterra can also lessen the load on your conditioning systems and save valuable resources.
With Halo® Exterra® rigid insulation, Structural wood sheathing and Zip System Sheathing are both compliant bracing methods that integrate perfectly into the building’s envelope.
Is Halo Insulation an Air Barrier? Halo Interra Series Can Function as an Air Barrier, While Halo Exterra Cannot. An air barrier is a component of the building envelope system that blocks air movement between a conditioned and an unconditioned space. As its primary goal is to stop drafts and leaks, an air barrier must […]