Podcast Episode 90: Metal Roofs and Thermal Bridges
Whistling hot water bathroom fixtures, closet flanges, replacing open-cell insulation, shed construction, and the paradox of caulking around the bottom of a toilet.
In this podcast, Fine Homebuilding staffers Justin, Brian, and Rob talk about kitchen cabinets, whistling hot water bathroom fixtures, closet flanges, and the paradox of caulking around the bottom of a toilet. Plus, Brian has strong feelings about how it is bad to finish your basement, because there’s always flooding, he says. For the other side of the debate, here’s a link to an article by Steven Baczek’s article.
And by the way, how many trips to the hardware store does it take to complete a project?
Listener Chris from Western New York has a question about metal roofing, specifically, about inexpensive Amish metal roofing. “Always use the Amish guy, that’s the answer to that,” says Justin. The guys also have opinions about metal roofing in general.
Chris has another question: replacing old open-cell insulation, probably urea formaldehyde foam. That provokes a detailed thermal bridge discussion, so check out the links on that below. Here’s a photo of Chris’s snow-belt house:
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Here are a slew of links related to this podcast:
- Should You Seal the Joint Where a Toilet Meets the Floor?
- Build a Risk-Free Finished Basement.
- Snap-Lock Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation.
- How it Works: Fiberglass-Batt Insulation.
- Study Examines Insulation Performance.
- Thermal Bridging Explained.
- “Breaking the Thermal Bridge” by Stephen Bonfiglioli (The “Bonfig Wall”).
- Podcast Episode 35 had more on thermal bridging issues.
- Use coupon code GIFT20 at the Taunton Online Store.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- IBS Fundraiser Event Registration.
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