Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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First Things First: Insulating Wall Cavities

Author: Bob Pfeiffer
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April 27, 2012

A large portion of my work as a project manager at Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) is teaching weatherization workers the dynamics of energy movement in buildings, how to measure it, treat houses effectively, and, ... [continue reading]

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Measuring Window U-Factors with IR Thermometers

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April 24, 2012

IR thermometers make finding surface temperatures fast and easy, but can that be applied to window U-factors? [continue reading]

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Historic Windows

Author: Larry Kinney
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November 01, 2011

Problems and Solutions [continue reading]

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Bag It and Forget It!

Author: Kevin Hogan
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September 03, 2011

In 2010, I started looking for an inexpensive yet practical way to install a " plug" in the floor cavities between the first and second floors in balloon-framed homes. [continue reading]

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Successful Warm-Weather Infrared Inspections

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May 01, 2011

While infrared cameras are relatively easy to operate, it is the task of interpreting the image that turns out to be the most challenging aspect of this technology. [continue reading]

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Insulated Siding Provides Continuous Insulation

Author: Matt Dobson
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May 01, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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