Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Insulation & Air Sealing
Stop rot with house wrap
A field-tested collection of videos, articles, and animated details on practical improvements to the framing process that strips out the less-valuable 'advice' often passed on by others.
Bigger bottles and boxes for bigger coverage
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance
How to inspect, assemble, put on, and seal-test a respirator for low-pressure spray foam application
In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.
How to reduce ice dams, improve thermal performance, and boost durability of homes with vented attics
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
For cutting rockwool insulation, retire your old bread knife and pick up a pair of these
Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly
Rinse off with cold water before the hot shower.
You can't simply go down to the hardware store and buy a box labeled air barrier
Doubling the square footage of a house while cutting the air leakage in half delivers extraordinary value
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Using theatrical smoke to illustrate air leakage pathways to customers and new employees