NDEVCO North America has introduced a new patent-pending Barricade Thermo-Brace Guard product, a structural continuous sheathing for building envelope corners that unitizes walls and insulates corners for higher energy efficiency, while eliminating the need for corner flashing.

This continuous corner guard solution can be applied with Barricade Thermo-Brace lightweight structural sheathing or with Barricade Thermo-Brace SIB (R3 or R5) reversible structural insulated sheathing, both of which are produced in Doswell, Virginia. Said Geoff Baldwin, Chief Innovation Officer at INDEVCO North America, “The way it wraps a corner joins two separate walls into a complete enclosure, creating continuous insulation that protects against air infiltration and prevents moisture build-up at the corner. It also eliminates the cost and installation challenges associated with corner flashing, which saves money and time for builders and contractors.” 

The continuous corner sheathing application has the same strength as the Thermo-Brace structural sheathing, which is rated higher than OSB bracing requirements identified