Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:46:40 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts <![CDATA[Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:09:52 -0500 Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green Posted by Olivia_Still
Eco-friendly heating for the environmentally conscious Energy bills might be too high considering the costs nowadays, and in order to reduce it considerably, it will be important that you turn... ]]>
<![CDATA[Straw-Bale Bedroom]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:49:19 -0500 Straw-Bale Bedroom Posted by KenGutmaker
A storage wall in a straw bale house. ]]>
<![CDATA[New U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center outside of Las Vegas]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:36:47 -0500 New U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center outside of Las Vegas Posted by KenGutmaker
The new visitor center on Mt Charleston provides an opportunity people to expand their idea of Las Vegas. ]]>
<![CDATA[Soudal Genius Gun Expanding Foam]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 15:31:34 -0500 Soudal Genius Gun Expanding Foam Posted by Matt_Higgins
Soudal has a new twist on the can of expanding foam. The Genius Gun, a patented design, is engineered to be more comfortable, allow for inverted use and make dispensing the desired amount of product... ]]>
<![CDATA[5 Reasons for being Passionate about Wood Burning Stoves]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:34:43 -0500 5 Reasons for being Passionate about Wood Burning Stoves Posted by Build4Less
Nothing creates the perfect ambiance on a cold winter days than the warmth from a wood burner. Whether you are building a new house or trying to improve on the efficiency of your current heating... ]]>
<![CDATA[Insulation and Attics]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:43:15 -0500 Insulation and Attics Posted by Matt_Higgins
Potential Air Leaks in the Attic In a conventional attic, insulation typically placed between the ceiling joists of the rooms below can be only partially effective if air leaks aren'tproperly sealed... ]]>
<![CDATA[Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:07:50 -0500 Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI Posted by homeofsally
Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:38:31 -0500 How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel Posted by homeofsally
  If you are interested in learning how to convert a diesel generator to biodiesel, the good news is that diesel engines are already designed with the ability to accept fuels that are biodiesel... ]]>
<![CDATA[What's the best attic insulation? ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:49:24 -0500 What's the best attic insulation? Posted by RYagid
The answer to the question of which attic insulation is best is, of course, entirely circumstantial. When the design of your attic allows, the best attic insulation is inexpensive, easy to install and will yield the performance you're looking for. ]]>
<![CDATA[Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:30:07 -0500 Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home Posted by boycethompson
Here are the construction details that New Town Builders uses to build net-zero-ready homes ]]>
<![CDATA[CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:55:41 -0500 CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes Posted by boycethompson
Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret? ]]>
<![CDATA[Insulating above grade basement wall]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:24:29 -0500 Insulating above grade basement wall Posted by trainsman
2 year old home with rear basement wall partially above grade 2x4 framed wall with exterior brick veneer. Builder placed kraft faced insulation batts with kraft vapor barrier facing exterior sheathed... ]]>
<![CDATA[Quiet Plumbing Pipes ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:31:13 -0500 Quiet Plumbing Pipes  Posted by Matt Risinger
Have you ever heard the embarrassing sound of a toilet fish in the middle of a dinner party? Here's the way to eliminate that! ]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:34:39 -0500 Joe Lstiburek's Posted by Matt Risinger
I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin). ]]>
<![CDATA[APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:15:18 -0500 APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses Posted by ScottG
Free download describes the use of structural paneling instead of 2x blocking when installing these increasingly common roof trusses. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Insulate an Exposed Floor]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:58:35 -0500 How to Insulate an Exposed Floor Posted by ScottG
A homeowner in central New York discovers some condensation in the floor of an addition that is 5 ft. off the ground. He wonders about the source of the moisture, and what to do about it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:13:59 -0500 Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance Posted by FHBdotcom
Building-science consultant Flemming Lund explains how to use IR cameras to identify missing insulation, air leaks, water leaks, and more ]]>
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier! ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:47:33 -0500 Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!  Posted by Matt Risinger
I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor? ]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:49:40 -0500 Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:34:44 -0500 Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review Posted by Matt Risinger
Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions. ]]>