Insulation & Air Sealing
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.
Weather Barriers done right means weather barriers that go to work on more than just sunny days
For the price of a drywall repair, you can look inside walls with a thermal camera at insulation and air leaks
You can use your hand to detect some air leaks, but smoke puffers make other air leaks easier to "see."
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?
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.
But some buckets are more relative
Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday
Roofs get wet at night—Heat flows through the easy path—Framing is a bridge.
Wrapping an old house in a blanket of insulation is a no-brainer when you're replacing the roofing and siding anyway