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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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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.

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Air Sealing with Owens Cornings new Energy Complete system

Air Sealing with Owens Corning's new Energy Complete system

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I'm a huge believer in Spray Foam for air sealing, but foam will only air seal the cavity that it's sprayed into. Here's where Owens Corning's new Energy Complete has a leg up on Foam. In this video you'll see how their system does an excellent job of air sealing so that their total-fill fiberglass system doesn't have any air flow issues to deal with. -Matt Risinger

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Blower Door Testing Prior To Remodeling

Blower Door Testing Prior To Remodeling

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Blower Door testing is a way to measure how "tightly" your house was built. You're heard me preach about Build Tight, Ventilate Right. Well, this is the way we ensure that we've Built Tight. This essential test is required if we have any hope to tighten the building envelope while remodeling. In this video you'll see how it's performed and what can be learned. -Matt Risinger

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Zero-Energy Homes Start With Air-sealing, Insulation, and Weatherproofing

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Basements, walls, and roofs that keep weather out and heat in are the foundation of a durable, energy-efficient home. Read this introduction to how heat, air, and water move and how to control them.

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