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More stories about Insulation

  • Siding Guide

    LineBacker Siding Insulation provides a thermal break and its parallel ridges serve as guides for the installation of horizontal siding planks.

  • Rigid Rock Wool

    Designed for use as exterior continuous insulation in rainscreen wall systems, Comfortboard CIS repels water but is breathable enough to allow outward wall drying.

  • Best Practices: Continuous Exterior Insulation

    A guide to selecting and installing rigid foam on walls.

  • Venting the Crawlspace

    Most crawlspaces are vented to the outdoors, but encapsulating the crawlspace has gained favor among builders of green and energy-efficient homes. But what do you do about the air down there?

  • Insulation Code Change

    How the new insulation codes affect a house using spray foam

  • Recessed Can Covers

    The Tenmat FF130E insulation protection cover keeps insulation away from recessed light fixtures

  • Insulated Lumber

    Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses

  • Rigid Insulation Baffle

    The Smart Baffle is made from corrugated plastic and comes in versions for 16-inch and 24-inch framing

  • Band-Joist Solution

    Fill the fire-rated Insul Cube with blown insulation, then friction-fit between the joists

  • Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam

    Traditional cement-based stucco can be applied over rigid foam, as long as you get the details right