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.

How Continuous Insulation Helps You Keep up With the Energy Codes

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.

Fully Sheathed or Braced Exterior Walls?

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?

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Insulating Your Home With Less Embodied Carbon!

Introducing a building material that integrates top-notch thermal performance with a low embodied carbon content – Neopor Graphite Polystyrene (GPS). GPS is the foam core in Halo products. It comes with superior sustainability attributes and without added costs. The Embodied Carbon Perspective Embodied carbon is discharged during the production, shipment and installation of building products. […]

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