Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Insulation & Air Sealing
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
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
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
A few really cool tricks and a Master Class at the end
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
You can dig in to the roof without adding more insulation, but you can't dig far
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
Weather Barriers done right means weather barriers that go to work on more than just sunny days
The biggest hole in the bathroom
You can use your hand to detect some air leaks, but smoke puffers make other air leaks easier to "see."
Surfaces and subsurfaces are on the same team, remember?
But let me axe you this—how do they keep 'em sharp?
Soffits should be tight boxes hidden in your ceiling.