Posted on April 15, 2013 by Erik North in Guest Blogs
Like wind washing, thermal bridgingHeat flow that occurs across more conductive components in an otherwise well-insulated material, resulting in disproportionately significant heat loss. For example, steel studs in an insulated wall dramatically reduce the overall energy performance of the wall, because of thermal bridging through the steel.
is something folks mention all the time during audits (meaning they never ask about it). But what is thermal bridging, and why do I keep bringing it up when my customers just want new windows?
To understand thermal bridging, you need to understand your home’s wall assembly and the various materials used in its construction.