Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both
Too much of a good thing can kill you. Including sunny weather.
Episode 3 is about lining up enough work so that can confidently quit your day job. Spoiler alert: it is not as soon as you think
If you can't build to stay dry, build to tolerate wet
DeadDrop: Secrets of El Jefe is an experimental podcast that Fernando and Dan are working up
Old Building Details That Work
Thin foil can block massive amounts of heat transfer, but it needs a massive temperature difference to be effective. So, insulation sort of makes radiant barriers irrelevant.
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?
As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan