For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
Sealing the layers—and overlapping them right—is how high performance building gets done
Direct the heat toward the feet
Letting the brick dry evenly is the key for old masonry walls that want to leak less energy
Adding brick to the outside of a house complicates insulating outside a slab. So Insulate inside.
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3
A tight path to the outdoors keeps the indoors fresh and you can call it a day because you’re one step closer to the Energy Star.