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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The Latest on Industry Costs

You’ve probably noticed that prices of some of your building materials are going up. In the interest of transparency, we wanted to share with you a little bit about what we’re seeing in the market, because we are experiencing cost increases on many fronts. Here are a few that are particularly noteworthy for our business: Asphalt: since […]

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Family Day

Family is a big deal for us. As we do every year, we hosted an event for our Fernley, NV employees and their families last Saturday. At work, they put their hearts into making sure you are taken care of with great products and personal service. On Saturday, their hearts were focused on family fun…and our “Dunk the […]

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New! “How Much” Square Foot Calculator

Have you ever wished there was an easy way to estimate your product needs for a project? Nearly every day someone calls us to ask “How many rolls should I order?” We wanted to let you know there’s a new tool on the Fortifiber® website that will help you calculate how many rolls of a particular […]

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Code Decoder: NFPA 285

    As you know, code requirements are ever-changing and often vary geographically. Earlier this year we completed NFPA (aka National Fire Protection Association) 285 testing. This fire test, referenced in the 2015 IBC, determines the resistance of a complete two-story wall assembly to the spread of fire. This includes the structural element, insulation, weather barrier and […]

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Protect the Deck

It’s summer deck season, and in case you missed it, we recently launched new FortiFlash® Butyl Joist Guard. You can extend the life of a deck by protecting the joists and beams from moisture penetration. FortiFlash Butyl Joist Guard seals around fasteners, preventing moisture from channeling in. A longer lasting structure means that deck investment will last longer. […]

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Beat the Heat

It’s summer! As much as we love it, the season also holds some challenges as the temperatures climb. Here we share some tips for surviving summer on the jobsite. Beat the Heat Store sealants and products with adhesive (like flashing) in temperature controlled storage or outside in the shade. Don’t leave them in a closed vehicle. A closed truck […]

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