Weatherproof Window Installation, Episode 3: Insulation and Air-Sealing
Working from the interior, Brian Knight air-seals and insulates using a combination of spray foam, flexible foam backer rod, caulk, and a layer of tape.
Insulation and Air-Sealing: Canned spray foam is probably the most common way of sealing between the window unit and the framing, but it’s worthwhile to go farther than foam alone, which can sometimes still allow air leakage. To eliminate air leakage and add some insulating value to the installation, use a combination of spray foam, flexible foam backer rod, caulk, and a layer of tape.
|Episode 1: Prepping the Rough Opening
Learn techniques for protecting the window opening with an angled sill and flashing tapes
|Episode 2: Prepping and Installing the Window
In this episode, we detail the best practices for air-sealing the window, and flashing it to the outside of the house
|Episode 3: Insulation and Air-Sealing
Working from the interior, Brian installs several layers of insulation and air-sealing
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