Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.
Roofs get wet at night—Heat flows through the easy path—Framing is a bridge.
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New energy codes are coming (very) soon; many states are jumping straight to the most aggressive one
Universal design fixtures and appliances can make a kitchen easier to use, for all ages
Bright and dark colors used to be bad choices for vinyl, but better polymers and manufacturing process have reduced fading, cracking, and expansion.
In a tight, energy efficient house, the HVAC system can make or break you
When talking to homeowners or trade contractors about energy efficient construction this question is inevitable. The answer: Tight houses are good because they lower energy bills and increase comfort. But there's a big BUT
No glazing compound—to keep the inside air in.—Heat leaks cost money.
Sharp eyes, precise blows — and tender fingers trusting — the carpenter’s aim.