Posts Tagged ‘APA’

 

Insulated Headers Increase R-Values
Jan 18, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

“Energy Savings Start With The Framing.” As energy codes become more stringent and homeowners demand higher performing homes, designers are looking at innovative ways to improve the efficacy of their building envelopes. Insulated headers can really help to improve the R-value and provide wall cavity space for insulation. ASHRAE estimates that at least 4 percent of the wall assembly consists of headers. If 4 percent of your wall is not properly insulated, your energy envelope will not be performing at its best.

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Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes
Sep 29, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

As rebuilding efforts commence in the wake of this summer’s storms, construction professionals seek ways to ensure that homes are safer and built to withstand major wind events. There are several techniques that will help to keep property and lives safe.

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The Pros and Cons of Unventilated Attics
Aug 14, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Unventilated attics can help to mitigate energy loss through leaky ducts or ceiling fittings. The energy savings touted by unvented attics can be as high as 20%. However, if moisture is able to enter the unvented attic space, it may lead to roofing panel issues.

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Controlling Against Moisture Damage for Wall Sheathing
Aug 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires due diligence from design to installation and on to maintenance. The home must be built in such a way as to prevent leaks which are the biggest cause of damage and it must also eliminate condensation which occurs naturally in every home.

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Underlayment Installation Tips
Jun 19, 2017 | Posted in Builders, DIY

If you are laying sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles over your subfloor, a layer of subfloor underlayment will need to be installed. It’s imperative that your underlayment is installed correctly and remains pristine; any dents, bumps, nails or edges will show through the flooring. There are some tricks you can employ to ensure that your underlayment layer is properly installed.

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APA Wall-Bracing Calculator Now Available
Jun 7, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The APA has launched a wall-bracing calculator that will save you time and money on expensive callbacks.

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Minimize moisture content on your wall sheathing?
May 3, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Did your wall sheathing get wet? Well, best listen to the Ol’ Sage Builder regarding the maximum moisture content before closing up your walls.

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Coalition for Fair Energy Codes CFEC
Feb 6, 2017 | Posted in Podcast

Recorded Live at IBS 2017 – Podcast with Tom Kositzky, Executive Director, Coalition for Fair Energy Codes (CFEC) & Matthew Brown, Engineered Wood Specialist, APA – discussing the latest energy codes for builders.

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The APA: A Valuable Resource for Industry Professionals Part 2
Jan 27, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The APA has helped to promote ingenuity in the building industry for over 70 years. It has become the gold standard in engineered wood products and industry professionals the world over turn to the APA as their trusted partner in building excellence. We get an exclusive look into how this incredible organization works with its partners to find building solutions for the changing market needs.

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The APA: A Valuable Resource for Industry Professionals Part 1
Jan 24, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The APA has helped to promote ingenuity in the building industry for over 70 years. It has become the gold standard in engineered wood products and industry professionals the world over turn to the APA as their trusted partner in building excellence. We get an exclusive look into how this incredible organization works with its partners to find building solutions for the changing market needs.

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Minimize Buckling of Wood Structural Panels: Tips from the APA
Dec 21, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

While swelling or buckling of sheathing panels doesn’t affect their performance or strength, it can cause blemishes in the building’s appearance that will lead to callbacks.

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Causes of Telegraphing through Roof Shingles: Part 2
Apr 14, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

A recent inspection on a family residence revealed that sheathing panel edges were telegraphing through the roofing shingles. Since the roof was properly ventilated and there was no moisture present, we conducted an inspection to see what was causing the problem.

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