Building Envelope

From insulation and flashing to exterior sheathing, it’s essential that the envelope of any home be tight, strong, and efficient. Find the latest technology for sturdy, dry, and energy-efficient homes here.

Peterssen Keller Architecture Credit River Residence photo by Jessica Stoe Photography

Photo: Jessica Stoe Photography

Peterssen Keller Architecture Credit River Residence photo by Jessica Stoe Photography

Photo: Jessica Stoe Photography

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Knauff eco batt insulation

KNAUF

EcoBatt insulation bonds glass fibers using a thermosetting plant-derived resin, resulting in a formaldehyde-free product. Low-dust, clean-cutting fibers encourage faster, cleaner installation, and the product can be used in wood- or metal-frame construction. It’s available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated foil facings.

Knauff eco batt insulation

KNAUF

EcoBatt insulation bonds glass fibers using a thermosetting plant-derived resin, resulting in a formaldehyde-free product. Low-dust, clean-cutting fibers encourage faster, cleaner installation, and the product can be used in wood- or metal-frame construction. It’s available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated foil facings.

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Boise Cascade engineered lumber

Boise Cascade says its Versa-Stud laminated veneer lumber is engineered for builders who want strong, stiff, and straight walls.

Boise Cascade engineered lumber

Boise Cascade says its Versa-Stud laminated veneer lumber is engineered for builders who want strong, stiff, and straight walls.

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RHEINZINK AMERICA
The manufacturer’s architectural-grade zinc cladding can be used on walls and roofs. Ranging in style from Classic bright rolled, PrePatina blue-gray, and ArtColor in an array of colors, the product is self-healing, low-maintenance, and corrosion resistant. It has a potential lifespan of 100 years or more, the company says.
 

RHEINZINK AMERICA
The manufacturer’s architectural-grade zinc cladding can be used on walls and roofs. Ranging in style from Classic bright rolled, PrePatina blue-gray, and ArtColor in an array of colors, the product is self-healing, low-maintenance, and corrosion resistant. It has a potential lifespan of 100 years or more, the company says.
 

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Laura Britt Design home

Opting for a carport rather than a garage ensures noxious fumes remain outside the house. / Photos: Leonid Furmansk

Laura Britt Design home

Opting for a carport rather than a garage ensures noxious fumes remain outside the house. / Photos: Leonid Furmansk

Case Study
LeakSmart System

LEAKSMART
The LeakSmart Snap is a whole-home system that detects water leaks or pipe-freezing temperatures, shuts off the home’s supply, and alerts homeowners via a smart device in less than 5 seconds. It installs quickly, the company says, without the need to cut into the main water supply line. A Hub extends the protection, even during power outages.

LeakSmart System

LEAKSMART
The LeakSmart Snap is a whole-home system that detects water leaks or pipe-freezing temperatures, shuts off the home’s supply, and alerts homeowners via a smart device in less than 5 seconds. It installs quickly, the company says, without the need to cut into the main water supply line. A Hub extends the protection, even during power outages.

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