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More stories about Insulation

  • 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.

  • Q&A: Creating a Walk Out Basement

    How do you protect the footing and foundation from frost in a very cold climate that has a doorway in the foundation for a walk out?

  • Working With Flexible Flashing

    Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products. Here are some tips for installations that stand firm for the long haul.

  • Huber Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

    This Zip System sheathing panel features a barrier on the underside that reflects radiant heat.