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More stories about Insulation

  • Sealing a South Carolina Crawlspace

    Coastal Connection visits the job site with specialty contractor Energy One America to see a crew install a vapor barrier and perimeter insulation for a conditioned crawlspace.

  • Moisture in Fat Walls

    Researchers monitor temperature and moisture in a house for three winters to see whether 12 inches of dense-blown cellulose would work as well as the same thickness of medium-density open-cell spray foam.

  • How to Double R-Value Without Adding Insulation

    A lesson in building science tells us why attic insulation needs to be as flat and smoothed-out as possible.

  • On Site with Roxul

    Hammer & Hand owner Sam Hagerman provides useful insights into the use of Roxul insulation, which his company is installing on a Passive House in Seattle.

  • Island House Makeover — Insulating the Skin

    In the teeth of a record-breaking winter, Thompson Johnson Woodworking wraps the shell of a vintage house on a Maine island with an air-tight insulated skin.

  • HouseGuard Wall Ninja

    Water migrating through the basement wall is channelled out below the floor.

  • Retrofit Soundproofing

    Practical solutions for quieting homes

  • Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

    To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.

  • Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof

    To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the seams that formed the joint at the wall plate where the rafters would sit.

  • Petri Dish House

    A cautionary tale of high indoor humidity, mold problems, and what not to do in a home if you want healthy clients.