Podcast Episode 54 — Cellulose vs. Fiberglass
Casement windows, lead paint abatement, dormers, and when smart membrane is not needed.
In this podcast episode, host and editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. The guys respond to a listener who takes them to task over their lead paint removal conversation in Podcast Episode 47. Justin talks about the time he stripped his own house, and the measures he took then.
Another listener asks about Rob’s dormer build, sizing his dormers to look appropriate given the design of his house, but also having a large enough clearing to meet code for egress requirements.
Other topics covered in this podcast: blown-in fiberglass insulation vs. cellulose, building a deck over a concrete patio, and using smart membrane with insulation. Plus, Justin’s house is so leaky, a bird got in. “I think it came in through a gap between two boards somehow,” he says in the episode.
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- FHB articles by green expert Michael Chandler.
- FHB articles by insulation expert Alex Wilson.
- Passive House Meets Pueblo.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
Deck on Patio 2: Here’s Justin’s diagram to explain the weight issues for Joe’s deck situation:JM Spider and blow-in fiberglass insulation … It’s not itchy! Also please click the gallery link below to check out photos courtesy Alex Wilson, taken at his house.