Custom Modular for the Coast
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Vapor retarders in North Carolina; cost of curved coffered ceiling; hiring illegal immigrants
Vapor Retarders and Building Inspectors
Q: I'm building a house in North Carolina, which has a mixed-humid climate (climate zone 3). My local building inspector - backed up by his boss - requires a polyethylene vapor retarder on the interior side of cellulose-insulated walls. My insulation contractor says that interior polyethylene is not only unnecessary in this type of climate, but it may create condensation problems. What should I do?
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Air Conditioning in Humid Climates
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Building a Sealed Crawlspace
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