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August 2018. The Construction Specifier E-Book: Exploring Air and Water-Resistive Barriers

The Construction Specifier and TYPAR® recently teamed up for an in-depth look at best practices for managing airflow and moisture intrusion within wall assemblies in the e-book, Exploring Air and Water-Resistive Barriers. Through a curated collection of technical articles, the four-part e-book expl More...

July 2018. Tips for Selecting a High-Performance Housewrap

Tip #1: Don’t mix water with wood. Tip #2: Don’t let damp wood stay wet. Intuitive? Of course it is. Wet wood rots. Yet, this is a lesson the building industry has had to learn the hard way – and more than once – since necessarily stringent building codes have gone into effect in recent year More...

June 2018. Building Enclosure, New Generation of Building Wraps

From rainscreens to integrated fibrous layers to wraps with spacers or dimples, advances in material technology have resulted in innovative drainage solutions for protecting our homes against the elements of nature. Written by Bijan Mansouri, TYPAR® Technical Manager, the entire article can be foun More...

June 2018. Walls & Ceilings, What One Needs to Know About Durable Housewraps

With the various ways water can find its way into a building, it is important for a builder to employ a systematic approach to moisture management that restricts bulk water from entering into the building envelope. Fortunately, Bijan Mansouri, Technical Manager for TYPAR®, outlines how to reduce th More...

June 2018. Importance of Vapor Permeability in Housewrap

Did you know that the average, single-family home produces 3-6 gallons of moisture every day? Normal activities such as cooking, showering, and doing laundry generate moisture that can dissipate throughout the home and potentially into wall cavities.This is yet another area where a high-performance More...

June 2018. Construction Specifier, Using Building Wraps as Air Barriers

The Construction Specifier recently featured an article highlighting the importance of controlling the movement of air between the interior and exterior environments of a home. Learn how the use of a building wrap as an air barrier to guard against airflow can help the performance More...

June 2018. Building Enclosure, Finding Harmony Between Waterproofing and Breathability

With as many ways as there are to construct a wall system, there are an equal number of ways to try to keep that wall dry. In this article featured in Building Enclosure magazine, Bijan Mansouri, Technical Manager for TYPAR® construction products, outlines how to properly design More...

June 2018. Construction Canada, Moisture Management Through Drainage

There are various products on the construction market aimed at moisture management, from building wraps, rainscreen systems, and caulks to sealants and self-adhered flashing membranes. However, in the race to keep walls dry, builders may be inadvertently making it easier for moistur More...

March 2018. TYPAR® Weather Protection System Helps Protect ABC Green Home 4.0 from Mountain Climates, Improves Energy Efficiency

TYPAR® is taking a hike into the mountains alongside Green Home Builder as part of the latest installment of the ABC Green Home project. Located in Crestline, California, the home will not only have an environmentally friendly design, but will be surrounded by the greens of nature high up in the pi More...

March 2018. TYPAR® to Exhibit at JLC LIVE NE, the Premier Regional Industry Event for Residential Construction

If you’re in Providence, Rhode Island in the month of March you can count on a few things: 1. Awesome clam chowder (okay, you can get that every month); 2. Cool, crisp temperatures; and 3. JLC LIVE New England. For the last 25 years, thousands of residential construction professionals have descend More...

March 2018. DOUBLE-SIDED SEAMING TAPE: What’s the Big Deal?

Builders and contractors have yet another solution from TYPAR® to help construct energy-efficient homes and buildings with the addition of the new TYPAR® Double-Sided Seaming Tape. Designed specifically to seal seams created during housewrap installation, TYPAR Double-Sided Seaming Tape provides a More...

January 2017. New TYPAR Butyl Flashing Added to TYPAR Weather Protection System

(OLD HICKORY, Tenn.) — The new TYPAR® Butyl Flashing is a sturdy, yet flexible, flashing that features a proprietary butyl copolymer formula that provides maximum adhesion across a wide range of temperatures, making the product ideal for nearly any jobsite flashing application. “TYPAR More...

January 2017. New TYPAR Drainable Wrap Provides Added Protection Against Water Damage in Exterior Walls

(OLD HICKORY, Tenn.) — The leading brand in weather protection is taking high performance to the next level with the introduction of TYPAR® Drainable Wrap. The latest addition to its Weather Protection System, TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional house wra More...

January 2017. New Flashing Panels Added to TYPAR® Line of Weather Protection Products

(OLD HICKORY, Tenn.)—The makers of the TYPAR® Weather Protection System have expanded its portfolio of high-performance weatherproofing products with the introduction of TYPAR® Flashing Panels. Designed specifically to block air leakage and stop water intrusion around electrical, plumbing and HV More...

August 2016. New Surround® VR Underlayment Offers Economical Option for Everyday Roofing Jobs

(OLD HICKORY, Tenn.) —Due to contractor demand, the makers of the popular TYPAR® Weather Protection System, recently launched Surround® VR Underlayment—the next generation of high-performance, cost-effective synthetic roofing underlayments.  Designed with the installer in mind, Surround V More...

August 2016. A Guide to Selecting a High-Performance HouseWrap

Attention to detail when constructing wall assemblies is the ounce of prevention that can help a builder protect a new home against the damaging effects of moisture intrusion, whether it originates inside or outside of the building. A water-resistive barrier (oftentimes referred to as housewrap) tha More...