Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage
Your electrician can make the insulation work better and easier to install
The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.
A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers
A saw and a knife that cut rockwool insulation like a "laser"
Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.
If you can't build to stay dry, build to tolerate wet
Make a route for drainage, protect the structure, and use water-tolerant materials to rebuild
Turns out, ducts buried under insulation actually can work to save energy and eliminate condensation inside the ducts. If you seal and insulate them first
How to tell if the mix is right, how to fix it if it is not, and some other trouble-causing suspects
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6
Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
Everything* you need to know about adding insulation to the outside of old homes with cold bones
How to extend the life of a foam kit
Stop rot with house wrap
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.
Pennsylvania, New York, and Vancouver think so.
Bigger bottles and boxes for bigger coverage
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance