Air-Sealing and Insulating, Images 1-8

This new home was built with high-performance materials and methodology.

The completed high-performance shell

Metal strap ties screwed to the jambs secure the windows to the framing.

Exterior window casings were fastened over the 1x3 siding vent strapping.

The author preassembled the window trim using composite lumber and PVC subsills.

Water that bypasses the siding and trim is shed by the foam sheathing's foil face.

To provide an unobstructed swing, exterior doors were installed as if in a conventional 2x6 wall.

Exterior extensions to the jambs and threshold rely on composite lumber and caulk.

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