January 7, 2015
Except in some specific cases, building codes and shingle warranties require new roofs to be vented. If you’re building a house with an unconditioned vented attic, the necessary attic-ventilation details…
January 8, 2014
Attic stairs present air-sealing and insulation problems, and a tight cap for pull-down stairs is hard to build. The weatherstripping details can be tough to execute, and the necessary weight…
October 23, 2013
A little bit of caulk or spray foam is all you'll need
In this video series, you'll learn to identify common air leaks and see the best methods and materials to seal them up right.
From painter's caulk to leftover drywall, you can arm yourself to battle air leaks with many items you may already own
Install rigid foam for added energy efficiency
Get your finger ready and some caulk, spray foam, or acoustical sealant
Add insulation without blocking air flow
The biggest holes in the attic
Caulk the wire knockouts and the ceiling penetration
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