Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Weatherizing" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Weatherizing" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/weatherizing Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:05:04 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Weatherizing" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Weatherizing" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/weatherizing <![CDATA[What's the best attic insulation? ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:49:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation 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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28961/whats-the-best-attic-insulation
<![CDATA[The Beach House]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:28:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37613/the-beach-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37613/the-beach-house The Beach House Posted by MarvinRemodel
This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish. ]]>
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<![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[Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product? ]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:40:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34565/cheap-housewrap-challenge-should-i-pay-for-a-premium-product http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34565/cheap-housewrap-challenge-should-i-pay-for-a-premium-product Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?  Posted by Matt Risinger
We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34565/cheap-housewrap-challenge-should-i-pay-for-a-premium-product
<![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[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 Staple Housewrap Tight to Sheathing on Inside Corners]]> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:24:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32754/how-to-staple-housewrap-tight-to-sheathing-on-inside-corners http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32754/how-to-staple-housewrap-tight-to-sheathing-on-inside-corners How to Staple Housewrap Tight to Sheathing on Inside Corners Posted by grateful.ed
Don't trip up your siding installers by not doing a good job when hanging your weather-resistant barrier ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32754/how-to-staple-housewrap-tight-to-sheathing-on-inside-corners
<![CDATA[How to Install Housewrap Solo]]> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:13:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30511/how-to-install-housewrap-solo http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30511/how-to-install-housewrap-solo How to Install Housewrap Solo Posted by grateful.ed
If you've got to install housewrap on a house and your helpers didn't show up, you could bag it for the day, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30511/how-to-install-housewrap-solo
<![CDATA[How to Patch Holes in Housewrap]]> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:46:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31574/how-to-patch-holes-in-housewrap http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31574/how-to-patch-holes-in-housewrap How to Patch Holes in Housewrap Posted by grateful.ed
If your housewrap has holes or tears in it, you might be tempted to put on a tape Bandaid and hope it doesn't leak, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31574/how-to-patch-holes-in-housewrap
<![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[3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips ]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:23:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30198/3-best-practice-deck-building-tips http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30198/3-best-practice-deck-building-tips 3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips Posted by Matt Risinger
Here are my three top tips to double the lifespan of your new deck! Hint: They all deal with water and rot issues. -Matt Risinger ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30198/3-best-practice-deck-building-tips
<![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[A Shortcut for Air-Sealing Houses]]> Wed, 15 May 2013 09:48:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29096/a-shortcut-for-air-sealing-houses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29096/a-shortcut-for-air-sealing-houses A Shortcut for Air-Sealing Houses Posted by ScottG
Researchers who developed a method of sealing leaky air ducts set their sights on a whole-house treatment that should make it easier for builders to make tight houses ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29096/a-shortcut-for-air-sealing-houses
<![CDATA[Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best]]> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:22:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28603/ventilation-strategies-for-houses-in-the-hot-humid-south-goodbetterbest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28603/ventilation-strategies-for-houses-in-the-hot-humid-south-goodbetterbest Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best Posted by Matt Risinger
Build tight, ventilate right. I learned that from building science guru Mark LaLiberte. But what is the right way to ventilate a house in Texas (or anywhere in the hot/humid South)? I'll give you my recommendations for three strategies. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28603/ventilation-strategies-for-houses-in-the-hot-humid-south-goodbetterbest
<![CDATA[Best Practices: Methods for Installing Brick or Stone Veneer]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:45:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28178/best-practices-methods-for-installing-brick-or-stone-veneer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28178/best-practices-methods-for-installing-brick-or-stone-veneer Best Practices: Methods for Installing Brick or Stone Veneer Posted by Matt Risinger
Brick is a wonderful building veneer and is the original "Rain Screen" method of separating your cladding from your building with an air gap. Rock on the other hand is often devoid of that air gap here in the South and can lead to building failures. In this post I'll show you a Best Practice Rock veneer approach with a vented air gap. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28178/best-practices-methods-for-installing-brick-or-stone-veneer
<![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
<![CDATA[Blower Doors Have Become Essential Home-Building Tools]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:16:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools Blower Doors Have Become Essential Home-Building Tools Posted by FHBdotcom
Use one to measure a building’s airtightness, to locate leaks, or to comply with a green building program ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools
<![CDATA[Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:20:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing Posted by FHBdotcom
In the early 1970s, residential builders knew almost nothing about air tightness. Nowadays, there's plenty of data showing why it's so important to air-seal houses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing