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Insulation and Weatherizing

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What's the Difference: Control Layers What's the Difference: Control Layers

Air barriers, vapor barriers, water-resistive barriers, and insulation

Tailgate: Mike Sloggatt, Volunteer
Tailgate: Mike Sloggatt, Volunteer

A year after superstorm Sandy, this Long Island building educator reflects on the cleanup and recovery from this devastating storm.

Build Like a Pro: How to Solder Copper Cap Flashing
Video: Build Like a Pro: How to Solder Copper Cap Flashing

Learn how to shape and solder copper cap flashing, a window's first line of defense against water and the best way to prevent rot, insects, and mold

Better basement insulation
Better basement insulation

InSoFast insulation panels simplify the process of installing insulation

Vapor drive
Vapor drive

To understand the importance of permeable and impermeable products as they relate to the construction of your home, you need to understand how vapor drive works

Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That Multitask
Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That MultitaskOnline Membership Required

Can a product that provides structure, housewrap, and even insulation save you time and money?

Vapor-smart insulation
Vapor-smart insulationOnline Membership Required

CertainTeed's DryRight insulation features R-values ranging from R-13 to R-19 and keeps wall cavities dry and mold-free

Planning an Energy-Efficient Basement Shop
Video: Planning an Energy-Efficient Basement Shop

Finally, advice on how to create a workshop that won’t leave you freezing in the winter

Build Like a Pro: Weatherstripping a Door
Video: Build Like a Pro: Weatherstripping a Door

Only once you get your doors tight are you ready to weatherstrip

Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain
Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain

If your house is under assult from groundwater, make perforated pipe your first line of defense

Making Sense of Housewraps
Making Sense of Housewraps

These plastic-based barriers help to keep wind and water at bay, but only if you choose the right product and install it correctly

Replacing a Rotten Mudsill
Editors Pick
Replacing a Rotten MudsillOnline Membership Required

Let simple wooden wedges do the heavy lifting

The No-Mold Finished Basement
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The No-Mold Finished BasementOnline Membership Required

Rigid insulation is the key to a comfortable living space

Smart Vapor Retarder
Smart Vapor RetarderOnline Membership Required

MemBrain vapor retarder protects against condensation in winter, but allows for drying in summer

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