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October 2018

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.

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October 2018

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.

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October 2018

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.

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September 2018

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.

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September 2018

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 a little better.

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September 2018

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 wanted to step back and remind you why traditional, proven materials (like those from Fortifiber) can be trusted to keep a structure water tight.

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