Building Envelope

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

Entreka prefab panels

ENTEKRA

LP recently invested in this manufacturer, which provides prefabricated wall panels, floor panels, and roof trusses. Structural elements are delivered to the jobsite for sequential off-loading to maximize efficiencies, and the frame can be assembled in three to four days. Entekra says its system reduces the overall build cycle by up to 33 percent versus stick framing and reduces the need for on-site skilled labor by 40 to 60 percent.

Entreka prefab panels

ENTEKRA

LP recently invested in this manufacturer, which provides prefabricated wall panels, floor panels, and roof trusses. Structural elements are delivered to the jobsite for sequential off-loading to maximize efficiencies, and the frame can be assembled in three to four days. Entekra says its system reduces the overall build cycle by up to 33 percent versus stick framing and reduces the need for on-site skilled labor by 40 to 60 percent.

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The American Lung Association's Healthy Home 2018 is located in Inverness, Ill. / Image courtesy of Healthy Home 2018

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The American Lung Association's Healthy Home 2018 is located in Inverness, Ill. / Image courtesy of Healthy Home 2018

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AeroBarrier insulation, Best of IBS 2018

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