Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Old-school framing meets new-age materials.
Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.
3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.
This Roomba-like device can navigate a room and print complicated layout on the floor.
Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
The most effective (and easiest) time to detail the air barrier is during the framing stage. If it isn't specified during design, ain't no way the framers are gonna get it right.
Six tips for clean and accurate cuts
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.
Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies
Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut