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More stories about Insulation

  • ProVia Embarq Fiberglass Entry System

    Thicker headers and side rails, foam-filled channels, and dual perimeter seals improve energy efficiency.

  • Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

    A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.

  • Q&A: Floor-System-Integrated Headers

    What are the guidelines for letting rim joists act as headers in a wall system?

  • AP Foil-Faced Polyiso Sheathing

    This Energy Star-certified board offers an R-value of 6.5 per inch.

  • Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

    Reduced excavation and forming time make ICFs a cost-effective way to build a frost-protected slab-on-grade or crawlspace.

  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

  • JLC June Letters

    Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws.

  • Roofing With Asphalt Shingles

    More than 80% of U.S. homes have asphalt shingle roofs, and though easy to install, you still need to do it right. These details and best practices will help ensure a durable roof.

  • A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes

    Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s durability, energy use, and indoor air quality. Myron Ferguson explains how drywall can be an important part of the air barrier of an enclosure.

  • Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

    Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.