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Practical Details for an Energy-Efficient House Practical Details for an Energy-Efficient House

A custom builder explains the simple steps he takes at the framing stage to create a tight, energy-efficient house. Read more

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Energy-Efficient Cathedral Ceilings Energy-Efficient Cathedral Ceilings

It’s difficult to achieve a high R-value in a cathedral ceiling while preserving adequate roof ventilation. Here are four options for packing more insulation into the rafters, by an energy-conscious builder who has tried them all. Read more

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Cathedral Ceiling Solutions

It’s tough to get the necessary insulation and ventilation into a compact sloped ceiling. Here’s what works best for contractors around the country. Read more

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