September 18, 2017
Accomplish more by doing less.
September 15, 2017
Textured interior finishes, electrical panels, landscape lighting, flooding, PVC disposal, and heat-pump water heater issues.
September 13, 2017
Address the air leaks and convert a vented, unconditioned attic into an unvented, conditioned attic.
September 12, 2017
Energy Nerd: More builders are adding a layer of rigid foam insulation on the outside of homes. The idea makes sense, done correctly.
September 7, 2017
Although keeping costs low informs decisions about the envelope and mechanical systems, homeowner comfort gets the final say.
August 23, 2017
The interior air barrier is installed before framing the interior walls.
August 11, 2017
Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.
August 2, 2017
The double-sided assembly gives the project its 12-in.-thick walls.
July 10, 2017
Energy Nerd: What really matters is the R-value of the whole wall, not just that of the insulation.
July 7, 2017
Insulation is critical, but a continuous air barrier is just as important.
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