Insulation & Air Sealing
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
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
Insulation does more than slow heat flow: it sells houses, future proofs, makes floor plans bigger, and sends your kids to college. Really.
Soffits should be tight boxes hidden in your ceiling.
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
Crawlspaces offer all of the headaches of a basement and none of the benefits.
But some buckets are more relative
Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.