September 12, 2017
Energy Nerd: More builders are adding a layer of rigid foam insulation on the outside of homes. The idea makes sense, done correctly.
September 7, 2017
Because an ERV transfers moisture as well as heat, it will reduce the humidity of incoming air during the air-conditioning season.
Because the FHB House is a spec house, the builder is especially concerned about homeowner comfort.
August 25, 2017
Building with insulating concrete forms, preventing rot on low-slope roofing, and mad props for your humble show-notes compiler.
August 23, 2017
The interior air barrier is installed before framing the interior walls.
July 10, 2017
Energy Nerd: What really matters is the R-value of the whole wall, not just that of the insulation.
July 7, 2017
Insulation is critical, but a continuous air barrier is just as important.
June 27, 2017
Our system has evolved as we've driven down costs while maintaining performance.
June 26, 2017
The FHB House team finds a balance between improved performance and construction costs.
June 23, 2017
A shower of information about vermiculite — that’s a literal shower for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
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