September 19, 2017
Gussets and 2x4s make a deep-sloped ceiling for a thick layer of insulation.
September 13, 2017
Address the air leaks and convert a vented, unconditioned attic into an unvented, conditioned attic.
August 23, 2017
The interior air barrier is installed before framing the interior walls.
August 2, 2017
Dense-packed rafter bays need rigid vents.
July 28, 2017
Also, copper wiring vs. aluminum -- and new basement supports in a 280-year-old farmhouse.
June 23, 2017
A shower of information about vermiculite — that’s a literal shower for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
May 16, 2017
Asbestos exposure from vermiculite insulation can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, which can show up years or even decades after exposure.
January 6, 2017
Brian, Rob, and Justin are amazed at builder Mike Guertin’s clever trick for tackling the cheek wall of a cross gable.
December 27, 2016
Work boots, attic ducts and insulation, weather barriers and over-driven nails, and reusing building materials.
Recycled planks make an elevated ramp for insulating and future inspections inside the attic.
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