Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/insulation Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:12:40 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Insulation" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/insulation <![CDATA[Quiet Plumbing Pipes ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:31:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36356/quiet-plumbing-pipes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36356/quiet-plumbing-pipes 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! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36356/quiet-plumbing-pipes
<![CDATA[Just finished Transitional style kitchen]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:24:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35390/just-finished-transitional-style-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35390/just-finished-transitional-style-kitchen Just finished Transitional style kitchen Posted by alextabrizi78
Complete Kitchen Remodel with Custom cabinets kitchen remodel in Yobra Linda Orange County California. Custom cabinet and custom drawer help big storage in kitchen using big window for natural light... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35390/just-finished-transitional-style-kitchen
<![CDATA[Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:34:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house 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). ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house
<![CDATA[APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:15:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34518/apa-reports-on-installation-of-raised-heel-trusses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34518/apa-reports-on-installation-of-raised-heel-trusses 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34518/apa-reports-on-installation-of-raised-heel-trusses
<![CDATA[How to Insulate an Exposed Floor]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:58:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28394/how-to-insulate-an-exposed-floor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28394/how-to-insulate-an-exposed-floor 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28394/how-to-insulate-an-exposed-floor
<![CDATA[Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:13:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance 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 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier! ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:47:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33967/revolutionary-new-hvac-equipment-a-split-dehumidifier
<![CDATA[Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor? ]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:49:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33885/demystifying-window-labels-shgc-u-factor
<![CDATA[Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:34:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33247/sticky-house-wrap-delta-vent-sa-review
<![CDATA[Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review]]> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review Posted by Matt Risinger
There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32788/siga-wigluv-air-sealing-tape-review
<![CDATA[How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates]]> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:31:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates Posted by Matt Risinger
As a builder in the hot and humid South, I regularly use spray foam in my houses. Spray foam makes it much easier to encapsulate my attic (where most HVAC systems in Texas live) so that my ducts are inside the thermal envelope. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32557/how-to-use-spray-foam-to-meet-new-energy-codes-in-warm-climates
<![CDATA[How to Insulate a Slab Foundation]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:35:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation How to Insulate a Slab Foundation Posted by Matt Risinger
Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31642/how-to-insulate-a-slab-foundation
<![CDATA[What Makes the 'Best' Air Barrier?]]> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:44:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31347/what-makes-the-best-air-barrier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31347/what-makes-the-best-air-barrier What Makes the 'Best' Air Barrier? Posted by ScottG
Planning a high-performance house in Massachusetts, Bill L asks the Green Building Advisor's Q&A Forum how to build in an air barrier that will stand the test of time. He's not sure that specialized construction tapes are the way to go. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31347/what-makes-the-best-air-barrier
<![CDATA[Owens Corning Buys Mineral-Wool Maker]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:57:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29998/owens-corning-buys-mineral-wool-maker http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29998/owens-corning-buys-mineral-wool-maker Owens Corning Buys Mineral-Wool Maker Posted by ScottG
The fiberglass insulation giant adds to its portfolio with the purchase of Thermafiber Inc., an Indiana manufacturer with a single plant in Wabash ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29998/owens-corning-buys-mineral-wool-maker
<![CDATA[Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:13:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29149/home-energy-efficiency-upgrades-for-beginners http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29149/home-energy-efficiency-upgrades-for-beginners Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners Posted by Martin_Holladay
Advice for homeowners: Inspect your house for these common energy problems to get a better idea on where your money is best spent ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29149/home-energy-efficiency-upgrades-for-beginners
<![CDATA[How to Install Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation in Walls]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:04:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls How to Install Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation in Walls Posted by FHBdotcom
two representatives from National Fiber, Bill Hulstrunk and Chris White, share their tips for installing dense-packed cellulose in wall cavities ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls
<![CDATA[How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:07:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28495/how-to-keep-a-garage-shop-toasty-warm http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28495/how-to-keep-a-garage-shop-toasty-warm How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm Posted by ScottG
Strawmyers knows all about the misery of working in an icy cold pole barn, and with a new attached garage on the horizon he has a chance for more comfortable working conditions. The question is how much to invest in insulation, and how to heat the space ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28495/how-to-keep-a-garage-shop-toasty-warm
<![CDATA[Indoor-Air Quality and Ventilation for Homes in Hot-Humid Climates]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:07:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28465/indoor-air-quality-and-ventilation-for-homes-in-hot-humid-climates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28465/indoor-air-quality-and-ventilation-for-homes-in-hot-humid-climates Indoor-Air Quality and Ventilation for Homes in Hot-Humid Climates Posted by Matt Risinger
The weather in the Southern United States poses a unique challenge to the issues of ventilation and indoor-air quality. Here are my opinions and suggestions on how to address these issues if you are building or remodeling in the South. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28465/indoor-air-quality-and-ventilation-for-homes-in-hot-humid-climates
<![CDATA[How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerd's Greatest Hits]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:39:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerd's Greatest Hits Posted by FHBdotcom
If you plan to design, build, or remodel an energy efficient house, Energy Nerd Martin Holladay's collection of how-to articles is a must-read ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits
<![CDATA[High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts: Mark LaLiberte Seminar Notes]]> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:06:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28104/high-performance-homes-dos-donts-mark-laliberte-seminar-notes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28104/high-performance-homes-dos-donts-mark-laliberte-seminar-notes High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts: Mark LaLiberte Seminar Notes Posted by Matt Risinger
Mark LaLiberte is an amazing building-science teacher. Read my blogging notes from his seminar titled "Building High-Performance Homes Dos & Don'ts," which I attended in Austin, Texas. Remember that this is focused on Texas construction, but there is plenty to learn here for anyone in the U.S. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28104/high-performance-homes-dos-donts-mark-laliberte-seminar-notes