Episode 22: McMansions, Whole-House Ventilation, and Thermal and Ignition Barriers
The show kicks off with a conversation about McMansions that's hilarious and educational and often both at the same time.
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about McMansions, a North Carolina listener’s conundrum with ERVs and humidity, and a question about spray foam and fire protection. The show is driven by our listeners, so please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Google Play, and if you have any questions you would like us to dig into for a future show, shoot an email our way: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to follow Justin Fink, Rob Yagid, and Fine Homebuilding on Instagram, and like the magazine on Facebook.
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McMansion Hell: A site devoted to McMansions that, like this episode, is hilarious and educational and often both at the same time.
“The Return of McMansions” from The New York Times.
Pastiche Architecture at Green Building Advisor.
THERMAL AND IGNITION BARRIERS