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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In the confusing world of insulation materials, telling the difference between fraudulent claims and the real thing is not easy. [continue reading]
Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]
A new business opportunity is being created in cold-climate areas, as roofers work with home performance contractors to address issues of liability, technical rethinking, and customer service. [continue reading]
In the summertime, radiant barriers give attic insulation a clear advantage in cutting the demand for cooling energy. [continue reading]
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I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...