Correct steps for installing an outlet and sealing a wire penetration. 0:21
Water penetrating siding and moving down properly flashed and wrapped wood sheathing. 0:15
Animated construction details on detailing the rim area, roof flashing, and back-ventilated siding.
Poured concrete foundation wall with a capilary break on the footing. Basement slab ‘floats’ in rigid insulation — insulated under and at the perimeter. 0:51
Applying sealant to wall studs while installing drywall. 0:24
Manage water with gutter and eave design. 0:59
Indoor Air Filtration Systems, High Efficiency Filters, and How Central Vacuums Fit in to the Picture
Understanding and managing air filtration in the whole house system. 2:47
Here's a slide that we use in a lot of our presentations. As energy codes get more stringent, adding exterior wall insulation becomes a reality for more builders. So when does it make sense to add exterior insulation, and when can you skip it? This example is for a 2 x 4 wall in climate zone 4*. The perception: When
There are two main reasons to insulate at the roof deck instead of the attic floor: For an unvented, conditioned space for HVAC equipment, and/or To provide a continuous thermal barrier for houses with complicated ceilings and many lights, speakers, vents, etc., which make it difficult to get an airtight ceiling. This Building America Solutions Center article walks
House wrap can be an important layer in building assemblies; notably, it can save energy as an air barrier and stop liquid water from causing trouble.