In this excerpt, the team discusses the strategies for building homes in coastal hurricane zones to withstand high winds and storm surges.
Ben Bogie explains this unique framing assembly and how its design promotes drying for a long-lasting, superinsulated roof.
In this excerpt from Podcast Episode 141, Patrick, Rob, and Colin discuss water-resistive barriers, including a relatively new fluid-applied system.
For vaulted ceilings, this vented and vapor-open approach is durable and energy-smart, and a good option for houses in mixed and cold climates.
The building codes for windows address both thermal and air transmission—here's what you need to know to select windows using the prescriptive path.
For interior insulation, you'll need to use either rigid-foam boards or spray polyurethane foam.
An indirect solar-heat-gain strategy addresses the challenge of orienting a passive-solar house's views northward.
This solar-powered ranch was designed to meet local fire-resistance requirements, including noncombustible roofs and siding with reduced flammability.
To avoid moisture problems, either seal and condition your crawlspace or isolate the space from the rest of the house.
Always assume that water is going to find its way through, and provide a way to direct it back outside while providing inward-drying potential.
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