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Finally, a Garage With an Air Barrier

When Allison Bailes goes into a home under construction, one thing he always looks... More

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Rev Up the Vapor Engine

In the ongoing debate over which is better: plywood or OSB? what Joe Lstiburek... More

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Vapor Retarders and Continuous Exterior Insulation

Dr. Joe's right, this isn't a complicated building code issue. Except that it is. More

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An Introduction to Hygrothermal Analysis

Delivered in quintessential Dr. Joe style, here's a lesson in building science... More

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How Buildings Age

Joe Lstiburek provides the deep background on moisture's effects on buildings over... More

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Tis the Humidifier Season

It's that time of year when folks reaching for moisturizers and lip balm want to... More

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The Star-Crossed Lovers of Building Science

Windows and exterior foam don't get along. At least not the way they usually... More

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Let's Stop Using the Word 'Breathe' for Buildings

The word "breathe" serves no useful purpose in the world of building science. More

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Ping Pong Water and the Chemical Engineer

Joe Lstiburek provides a clear and detailed explanation of how to use open-cell... More

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