June 29, 2016
If you’re insulating a cathedral ceiling and need to maintain an air-sealed vent space from the soffit all the way to the ridge, you could use plastic baffles stapled into…
September 16, 2015
Look high and low to find and plug air leaks that cost you money and comfort.
July 11, 2015
Q: I have an existing dwelling with two bathrooms on the upper level. These bathrooms share a wall, and the previous owner installed a single fan in each that exhausts into…
January 7, 2015
Except in some specific cases, building codes and shingle warranties require new roofs to be vented. If you’re building a house with an unconditioned vented attic, the necessary attic-ventilation details…
January 8, 2014
Attic stairs present air-sealing and insulation problems, and a tight cap for pull-down stairs is hard to build. The weatherstripping details can be tough to execute, and the necessary weight…
October 23, 2013
A little bit of caulk or spray foam is all you'll need
In this video series, you'll learn to identify common air leaks and see the best methods and materials to seal them up right.
From painter's caulk to leftover drywall, you can arm yourself to battle air leaks with many items you may already own
Install rigid foam for added energy efficiency
Get your finger ready and some caulk, spray foam, or acoustical sealant
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