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silicone sheet application

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 differences between technologies which can impact the long-term performance of this transition solution. Tear propagation is an important property which determines how a silicone sheet will respond to a hole or rip over time.

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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 ...

An Architect's Guide to Parapet-to-Wall Detailing

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design ...
nail sealability and penetrations in exterior wall

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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Understanding Wall Performance with the WUFI Model

To simulate the performance of a wall system under real-world conditions, design professionals and engineers often ...

Top 5 Myths about ICF Construction

A growing number of construction industry professionals recognize Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) as an affordable, ...
air barrier applied to building

Air Barrier Testing Part 2: Adapting to Measure Assemblies

In part 2 of this air barrier testing blog series, we will review existing test methods for individual air barrier ...
air barrier spray application

Air Barrier Testing Part 1: The Basics

Buildings leak. But what if they didn’t have to? For air barriers, a building material notoriously susceptible to ...
Roof to Wall Connection

5 Ways to Ensure a Watertight Roof-to-Wall Connection

One of the most challenging joint connections on the building enclosure is the roof to wall.  In fact, callbacks ...
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Testing Buildings to Withstand Seismic Conditions

Designing structures to withstand extreme movement, even the intense effects of seismic events, can be a challenge. The ...