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Details // WRB & Flashing, Windows & Doors

Innie vs. Outie Sill Details for Thick Foam

The WRB is a BFD when choosing where to put the window  

Head detail for window install

Details // WRB & Flashing, Windows & Doors

Sill, Head, and Jamb Details for New Windows in Old Holes

Integrating a new drainage plane into an existing one is not as easy as it looks on a phone, but you've got to start somewhere, right?

Details // Roofing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Case Study: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1½-Story Homes

Why insulating on top of a house is better than insulating inside

Details // Paints, Glues, & Sealants, Framing, Insulation & Air Sealing

Air Sealing Basics—Begin at the Plate

It's easy to air seal the middle of the wall where there are no gaps, cracks, or joints. The edges are a different story, especially when one edge is wood and the other is concrete.

Air tight walls — interior details for insulation and air sealing

Details // Framing, Insulation & Air Sealing, Drywall, Tile & Flooring

Airtight Walls From the Inside

Regular walls just won't cut it anymore. Higher-achieving energy codes mean higher-performance walls, airtightness targets, and home energy rating system (HERS) scores. Here are six improvement targets to shoot for.