A collection of industry insights, tips and techniques all focused on tape!

June 11, 2019|

Building A Storm Proof Roof

Your roof.  Excluding rafters, this two-inch layer is meant to protect the entire structure from the elements.  That includes high and low temperatures, rain, ultraviolet radiation, snow, ice, and hailstones. It’s also required to stand up to hurricanes, tornadoes, microbursts, derecho storms, and blizzards. Which [...]

May 7, 2019|

The Basics of OSB Construction

Chances are that housing development going up around the corner has OSB (oriented strand board) as exterior sheathing.  Indeed, when you count walls, roofs, and sub-floors, OSB claims about 70% of the wood sheathing market in North America over plywood. But why? Both products have [...]

March 26, 2019|

Why Air Barriers Really Matter

In order to design and build safe, healthy, durable, comfortable and economical buildings airflow must be controlled.  Why? Because airflow carries moisture that impacts a building’s long-term performance as well as it’s indoor air quality and thermal energy. It’s no longer a question of should [...]

February 28, 2019|

The Pros and Cons of Rigid Foam Sheathing

We’re seeing a material shift, literally. There’s a sweeping wave of synthetic, fabricated materials being used more frequently in construction, and this is a paradigm shift in construction.  Leading the pack are changes in how we insulate. Read on to learn more about the pros [...]

February 12, 2019|

Duct Tape vs Gaffer’s Tape

Gaffer’s tape or Duct tape? Both are multi-purpose, pressure-sensitive tapes with a strong hold due to fabric reinforcement. But do you know which one is best for construction? Which one is more heat tolerant? Water resistant? Tearable? Knowing the specific characteristics between duct tape and gaffer’s [...]

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