Issue 230 – Oct/Nov 2012
One third of the energy you buy probably leaks through holes in your house.
Redundant flashings and attention to detail keep out air and water.
Check the hardware, and consider the energy-performance rating for a smart purchase.
A new farmhouse features historically inspired details executed with low-maintenance materials.
Why a longtime SIP builder turned to rigid polyiso for insulation.
Narrowing this broad market starts with a decision about which nails you'll be shooting.
Low-emissivity glass is the go-to choice for energy-efficient windows.
From Below, Upward
With its parquet floor, walnut-paneled walls, and coffered and domed ceiling, this dining room is the work of two talented men.
What is the Difference
What's the Difference: Fasteners for Pressure-Treated Lumber
For decks or other outdoor projects made from pressure-treated lumber, code requires the use of fasteners that offer good corrosion resistance.
Air-Seal Windows and Doors
Follow these steps to stop leaks around windows and doors from the inside.
Make a Prefab Fireplace Look Like It Belongs
Factory-made fireplaces are popular because they are energy efficient and easy to install. Architect Paul DeGroot explains how to make a prefab fireplace look custom.
Energy Smart Details
Two Ways to Insulate Attic Kneewalls
Kneewalls are commonly found in attics, especially in attics that have been converted to living space, but they can be difficult to insulate properly. In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, senior…
Tailgate: Rocio Romero, Architect-Designer
What led you to prefab design? The bottom-line reason was my frustration that as an architectural designer, I could only control the design. I wanted to control how my designs…