Insulation & Air Sealing
The final step: center it in the opening, and seal the perimeter
Flashing an In-Betweenie window is a lot like flashing an Innie or an Outie, only it is somewhere in between
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
Blowing a thick bed of insulation into an attic is really a two-person job, but you can do it by yourself if you have to
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
The air sealing process for a high performance home with double-stud walls.
Tight makes right behind tubs and showers—because they can be *ruff* to retrofit
You can dig in to the roof without adding more insulation, but you can't dig far
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
With blower door tests in the building code, it is up to more than just the insulators or the GC to deliver results: many trades have a stake.
The biggest hole in the bathroom
For the price of a drywall repair, you can look inside walls with a thermal camera at insulation and air leaks
Surfaces and subsurfaces are on the same team, remember?
Insulation does more than slow heat flow: it sells houses, future proofs, makes floor plans bigger, and sends your kids to college. Really.
But let me axe you this—how do they keep 'em sharp?