David Joyce

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Q&A: Nailing Tips for Advanced Framing

Q: I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make Read more

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Air-Sealing and Insulating a High-Performance Shell

Take pains to seal all possible leaks, then run a blower-door test before insulating. Read more

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Building a High-Performance Shell for a House

Advanced framing and exterior foam reduce conductive heat loss and provide good air-sealing opportunities. Read more

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Retrofitting Exterior Insulation Retrofitting Exterior Insulation

Adding rigid foam to the outside of the shell dramatically increases R-value while reducing thermal conduction. Read more

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