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Connections Joints

mildew on window

How to Prevent Mold Around Windows with These Silicone Sealants

Condensation which naturally collects on window surfaces can cause significant damage to a structure if it makes its way into the insulated glass unit (IGU) or wall cavity. Prolonged moisture can also create the ideal environment for the unsightly buildup of mold, mildew and fungus, with their potential health risks.

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Improving Building Envelope Connectivity with Preconstruction Meetings

As research and testing has expanded in recent years, so too has the awareness around the importance of connectivity ...
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Tear Propagation of Silicone Sheets: The Importance of Knotty Tear

All precured silicone sheets are not the same. Despite similar appearances and chemistries, there are considerable ...
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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Sealant Joints

As part of comprehensive building maintenance, the owner and facility manager have countless items to oversee, ...
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Adhesion and Compatibility: How Both Affect Critical Connections

When choosing the appropriate sealant for any building application, it’s important to understand the compatibility and ...
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How to Seal Metal Roof Screws More Quickly [Video Guide]

Sealing fasteners on metal roofs can be time-consuming and use up a lot of sealant. However, I recently discovered a ...

Parapet to Wall Detail: The Architects' Guide

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design ...
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How Expansion Joint Foam Protect Occupants from Building Fires

All wall and floor assemblies have penetrations for electrical, plumbing, HVACs, communications, and construction ...
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Testing Nail Sealability: Poking Holes in your Air Barrier

Air barrier membranes are punctured thousands of times when anchoring facades like stucco, metal panels, stone panels ...
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How to Manage Indoor Air Quality During Building Closures

When a building is left vacant for an extended period of time, indoor air quality (IAQ) can suffer, impacting the ...