Category: What The Experts Say

Winter Waterproofing: 8 Tips to Help You Apply

We all know the winter months are approaching and fast. But no need to get distraught. Tremco’s Technical Application Specialist, Wes Hensley, gives us 8 ways to survive winter construction. Key Tip: Be sure to follow manufacturers’ application instructions as it relates to freezing and the effect it may have on the products. 8 Tips for….

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Stucco Walls: Building for Tomorrow’s World.

The Tremco Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility is currently busy assisting the Stucco Industry with testing various walls. The team recently completed phase 1 water-testing of eight stucco wall assemblies constructed to investigate performances of two different weather-resistant barriers in four different stucco wall constructions. These wall assemblies featured weather-resistant barriers of Grade-D building paper and Tremco’s….

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Architectural design and engineering complexity demand total glazing solutions

Glazing systems able to accommodate multi-directional movement of +/-5% in each direction.  Joints that appear to disappear.   Engineered solutions for connecting glazing systems to the opaque wall and air barrier.   All backed by performance warranties.  Sound pretty impossible? Essential to meeting the demands of today’s complex architecture and design is the need for Total Glazing….

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Are Manufacturers’ Reps Helping to Keep Your Company Masters Current?

In today’s construction environment, architects and specifiers face the challenge of keeping up-to-date on an ever-increasing array of building products, materials, equipment and expanding standards.  Building design and performance standards are extremely complex and continue to become more and more demanding.  Building products and processes are becoming more complex and sophisticated in response.  Keeping up….

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Restoring Airtightness and Weather Resistance to Window Systems Need Not be Cost-Prohibitive

Window and curtain wall systems will eventually need repair or replacement.  The glazing components used to seal and support the glass or metal panels have been engineered for long-term performance, but over time, exposure to environmental conditions, thermal movement, differential movement between the window and the structure as well as other factors will take their….

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Identification of Constructability and Longer Term Performance

Today’s buildings and owner requirements are more complex than ever making mock-ups and pre-construction meetings critical to the success of any project.  Greater control and efficiency during the construction process is imperative to avoid longer term performance problems resulting from incompatibility issues when products from a variety of manufacturers are mixed and matched by the….

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