Insulation & Air Sealing
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance
An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...
For cutting rockwool insulation, retire your old bread knife and pick up a pair of these
Rinse off with cold water before the hot shower.
Doubling the square footage of a house while cutting the air leakage in half delivers extraordinary value
Using theatrical smoke to illustrate air leakage pathways to customers and new employees
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
Thin foil can block massive amounts of heat transfer, but it needs a massive temperature difference to be effective. So, insulation sort of makes radiant barriers irrelevant.
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.