Closed-cell spray foam in a two-part froth pack is a fast and effective way to eliminate thermal bridges and air leaks in building assemblies
Insulation & Air Sealing
Feb 24 2020
Stretchy gasket tape, flanged workboxes, and sealant can solve a HOLE lotta air leaks
Feb 19 2020
Two types of tapes for two air sealing applications
Feb 18 2020
Interior membranes can be part of a high-performance wall assembly as a vapor retarder or as part of an air barrier system
Feb 15 2020
Barriers, air gaps, continuous insulation, and redundancy give durability to a new crawlspace
Feb 4 2020
A dry and healthy crawlspace is sealed tightly against water and air leaks
Nov 21 2019
The premier season of Weatherization Nation was shot in NW Washington DC where we tore off an unfortunate addition to the back of a 70+-year-old brick house and we added a two-story addition which nearly doubled the sliving space.
Oct 8 2019
Can a wall plummet from R-50 to R-12 because of the studs?
Sep 27 2019
Aggregation // Design, Demolition, Sitework, Framing, Roofing, WRB & Flashing, Siding & Exterior Trim, HVAC & Mechanicals, Insulation & Air Sealing
The Model Remodel Show followed the progress of the 2017 Model Remodel project by Professional Remodeler magazine.
Sep 12 2019
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
Aug 22 2019
Furring and foam on the INSIDE for better walls in really cold places.
Aug 8 2019
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
May 10 2019
This Best Practice Handbook covers the roof, walls, and floor assemblies of the building envelope.
Apr 8 2019
One of the biggest air leaks in a house is where the wood meets the concrete
Mar 21 2019
Snap a line, put the panel on the line and nail it, tape the seams, and where to snap that line in the first place.
Feb 26 2019
Five videos about how to install a subfloor over thick insulation without sleepers. The insulation can be over a concrete slab, or not...