Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip
An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.
Most houses built in Alaska today are the product of slight modifications to designs imported from milder climates. Such designs seldom perform well in Alaska. [continue reading]
Research points to some surprising recommendations for attic hatch installation - thin is not in. [continue reading]
Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]
I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest. The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]
The dry-pack option offers an alternative to supercompetitive fiberglass insulation bidding or high-end spray foam installations. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...