Insulation & Air Sealing

May 30 2016

Flashing an In-Betweenie window is a lot like flashing an Innie or an Outie, only it is somewhere in between

May 26 2016

Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.

May 10 2016

Blowing a thick bed of insulation into an attic is really a two-person job, but you can do it by yourself if you have to

May 9 2016

An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3

Apr 22 2016

A few really cool tricks and a Master Class at the end 

Apr 7 2016

The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls. 

Apr 4 2016

Tight makes right behind tubs and showers—because they can be *ruff* to retrofit

Mar 30 2016

You can dig in to the roof without adding more insulation, but you can't dig far

Mar 14 2016

With blower door tests in the building code, it is up to more than just the insulators or the GC to deliver results: many trades have a stake.

 

Mar 7 2016

Weather Barriers done right means weather barriers that go to work on more than just sunny days

Mar 2 2016

For the price of a drywall repair, you can look inside walls with a thermal camera at insulation and air leaks

Feb 18 2016

You can use your hand to detect some air leaks, but smoke puffers make other air leaks easier to "see."

Jan 25 2016

Insulation does more than slow heat flow: it sells houses, future proofs, makes floor plans bigger, and sends your kids to college. Really.

 

Jan 22 2016

Soffits should be tight boxes hidden in your ceiling.

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