Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing
We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...
This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]
Q.We are interested in building our own home in Northern California, just east of Sacramento. It is our understanding that steelframed homes are considered more energy efficient than wood-framed homes.... [continue reading]
For crawlspaces, as for the entire house, there are house-specific, local, and regional conditions to consider. [continue reading]
Experience is the best teacher, when it comes to crawlspaces. [continue reading]
Soft on the environment - and sometimes even soft to the touch - natural insulation products are filling a growing market niche. [continue reading]
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