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.

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.

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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