Air Sealing

JLC Field Guide: Air Sealing

Sealing potential leaks in the building envelope is an essential step in building a durable, energy-efficient structure. It’s easy to focus on insulation, but without careful air-sealing, insulation is all but useless.

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Air-Sealing Without Foam

Tape is best, but the right caulk can also provide a tough, reliable seal More

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An Air-Sealing Priority List

To cost-effectively meet air-sealing requirements for new construction, some leaks... More

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Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door

Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air... More

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Air-Sealing for Hot Climates

Excluding heat and humidity saves energy, improves comfort, and increases durability More

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Fixing the Bonus Room

A room over the garage shouldn’t always be a warranty issue More

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Air-Sealing Options: Good, Better, Best

New standards for air-sealing require a range of new materials and methods More

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Air Sealing Instruction

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High-Performance Energy Details for 2x4 Walls

Here’s a new resource for high-performance building and design professionals. More

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Delta Vent SA Review

This breathable peel & stick membrane serves as a weather & air barrier all in one. More

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Tight House Construction - Sealing Exterior Sheathing Seams

In my quest to build ever tighter houses I've decided that my goal is for every... More

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The Best Air-Sealing Tips and Tricks for Homebuilding and Remodeling

Use specialized tools and materials and a methodical approach. More

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Attic Insulation for Hot Climates?

Q: Builders in cold climates often go beyond code-required attic insulation levels... More

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