Speaking of 2019

We have big things in store for you in the upcoming year. We’ll be sharing exciting new plans and programs at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas February 19-21. Plan now to join us. And here’s a FREE pass to attend. Click here for a free IBS Pass!

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Planning for Economic Uncertainty

Buckle up! Looks like the housing industry is on its way to an interesting year. Here are some key factors that are influencing the outlook. Tailwinds that may continue to support industry growth: Employment rate is high Bulging millennial demographic is continuing to move into the housing market, driving demand Housing affordability and keen consumer interest in […]

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Case Study: Drainable Wrap vs. Rainscreen

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that rain is a key consideration when planning construction projects in the state of Washington. North of Seattle in Poulsbo, Chinook Properties recently built a 91 unit multi-family residential development: Arendal on Viking. This was the first apartment project approved in the city in over 20 years, so it […]

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People in the News

Meet our new Vice President of Sales, Jeff Wedge.  Jeff joined us in June as the Regional Manager for the West and stepped into the national VP roll in September. He brings a wealth of experience to the company having worked for several manufacturers including CertainTeed and Andersen Windows. He served as General Manager for a $90M […]

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Featured Project: Boulder Creek by Domain Builders

On the outskirts of Houston, TX near Pearland, you’ll find a new development by Domain Builders. The Boulder Creek apartment community is another fine example of multi-family construction that’s counting on Fortifiber® for weather resistance. The development includes 324 one and two bedroom units. This area of Houston is experiencing high growth and is known for its proximity […]

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What’s Underneath Matters

Stucco has been a go-to building material for exterior cladding in the West for years. It is durable and resilient, making it well-suited to western climates. Stucco can also serve as an air barrier helping conserve energy use. For nearly five decades, much of the stucco used has been applied over a weather resistive barrier of Grade D […]

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New! FortiFlex® Butyl

When the going gets tricky, the tough want flexibility. It’s no different when you’re installing windows. Windows are one of the primary points of moisture penetration in failed building envelopes. Corners, points of integration with a weather barrier and the horizontal sill surface itself all can serve as an invitation for water to come on in. Curved windows […]

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Folks on the Phones

Our relationships with customers and suppliers—well, anyone we do business with for that matter—are important to us. That’s why real people answer our phones. We want to talk to you and answer your questions. While you may recognize the voices on the other end of the line, we thought you might like to get to know them just […]

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Is It Really Water Tight?

Let’s be honest. Building owners expect that their structure will be leak proof—they don’t consider that an option or an upgrade. Unfortunately, all systems may not provide equal protection. There has been a lot of recent online discussion about sheathing panels that integrate a weather barrier, questioning whether they are truly leak proof. Rather than disparage other technologies, we […]

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Dog Days of Summer

When summer heats up, our furry friends often find ways to make the most of it. Since it’s vacation season, we thought we’d share a few favorite photos here to make you smile and inspire you to make the most of deep summer. Share photos of your pet’s summer antics to our Facebook page or Instagram […]

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