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Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks

Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks

Smart Vapor Control, Magical Thinking and Goldilocks Be sure to protect your building for its entire lifetime In an endurance test, it’s critical to have capabilities in reserve to handle the unexpected: And the life of a building enclosure is an endurance test. The greatest threat to a building’s longevity is moisture damage. Conseque … read more

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Leaky OSB: A Game of Chance

Leaky OSB: A Game of Chance Everyday at 475 we have dozens of conversations with builders all over North America. We often generate the ideas for this blog based on common trends, questions, and concerns... basically, things we find we're repeating. And it’s worth repeating and repeating: don’t depend on OSB for airtightness. Why? OSB … read more

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Hooray for Double Standards: Passive House + LEED Platinum in Quebec

Passive House + LEED Platinum in Quebec by Construction Rocket Inc. Hooray for Double Standards A view of the beautiful Springhouse, which is both Passive House and LEED Platinum certified. Photo credit: Construction Rocket Inc. Framing begins on the main structure. Photo credit: Construction Rocket Inc. The roof assembly was f … read more

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Do More With Less: Your Dense Pack Netting Should Multitask

Do More With Less: Your Dense Pack Netting Should Multitask INTELLO Plus with service cavity Dense pack insulation is a great way to insulate - whether it be cellulose, wood fiber (Thermofiber by GUTEX), sheeps' wool (by Havelock wool), or fiberglass. It can guarantee gap-free thermal protection, filling all the nooks and crannies. … read more

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INTELLO Responds To High Enclosure Moisture Levels – Proof Is In Collected Data

INTELLO Responds To High Enclosure Moisture Levels – Proof Is In Collected Data Monitoring real life assemblies is the best proof of performance. This is how we know Pro Clima products make construction as safe as possible. ECOCOR monitored a foam-free, un-vented flat roof in Maine and clearly demonstrated how elevated assembly humidity in … read more

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How to Make It Stick: Preparing Surfaces For High Performance Air Sealing

How to Make It Stick: Preparing Surfaces For High Performance Air Sealing A little housekeeping goes a long way. We sell Pro Clima tapes because they are incredible products. They promise long-term airtightness that will last for 100 years, are highly flexible to stay airtight as your building moves and settles, and the solid acryl … read more

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