Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier
This is part 4 of a series that describes how to air seal the most difficult parts of buildings. A service cavity and vented rainscreen promote durable airtightness.
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An important factor in the airtightness of a building, and its energy efficiency, is the amount of infiltration allowed through closed windows and doors. Typical old double-hung windows are especially prone to infiltration. [continue reading]
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