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Are wood headers insulated with rigid XPS as the filler as structurally sound as those padded out with OSB or plywood? 4 2 years 24 weeks ago
by Matt Black
2 years 24 weeks ago
by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Does anyone have an appreciable history with installation of horizontal vinyl siding over furring strips, attached through several inches of rigid foam to studs? 14 2 years 26 weeks ago
by Sonny Chatum
2 years 25 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Attaching corner trim over rigid foam 2 2 years 25 weeks ago
by Timothy Holzmann
2 years 25 weeks ago
by Timothy Holzmann
Installing windows in an out-of-plumb wall 7 2 years 25 weeks ago
by Jonathan B
2 years 25 weeks ago
by Jonathan B
The USGBC has gone too Far this time! 1 2 years 25 weeks ago
by John Brooks
2 years 25 weeks ago
by Armando Cobo
Heat sink to absorb heat from asphalt shingles (sealed attic)? 2 2 years 26 weeks ago
by David Goldman
2 years 25 weeks ago
by David Goldman
Cathedral ceiling reinsulation 6 2 years 26 weeks ago
by Brian de Gruchy
2 years 26 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Which surface is most effective for low-e coating in 2-ply laminated glass? 8 2 years 26 weeks ago
by Puri Tammarongtam
2 years 26 weeks ago
by Greg Smith
Polyiso directly over Tyvek stucco wrap vs 1/4" shims between 4 2 years 27 weeks ago
by Carlton Bruen
2 years 27 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
EPS Foam on Exterior with interior vapor barrier? 8 2 years 29 weeks ago
by David Fischer
2 years 27 weeks ago
by Burke Stoller
Foam Under Monolithic Slab/Footing 20 2 years 28 weeks ago
by Ray Sten
2 years 27 weeks ago
by Kevin Dickson, MSME
Attic Ventilation 3 2 years 28 weeks ago
by Mark Hinkley
2 years 27 weeks ago
by Robert Hronek
Follow-up to Spencer Burnfield's question of 13 March: Closed vs. Vented Crawls in the Pacific Northwest. 7 2 years 28 weeks ago
by Gordon Taylor
2 years 27 weeks ago
by William Wingett
When applying 2" rigid foam on exterior walls on new construction, how are the windows secured to the plywood jamb extensions? 2 2 years 28 weeks ago
by David Lajeunesse
2 years 28 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Is high solar gain glazing worth the extra money in mid-Michigan? 3 2 years 28 weeks ago
by Cara M
2 years 28 weeks ago
by Cara M
Avoiding thermal bridge under doors at slab on grade? 9 2 years 29 weeks ago
by John Rockwell
2 years 28 weeks ago
by Ken Levenson
Is there a "direct vent" clothes dryer or kitchen hood? 13 2 years 51 weeks ago
by Andrew Homoly
2 years 29 weeks ago
by John Klingel
Raised heel on a standard sawn stick? 1 2 years 29 weeks ago
by David Litwak
2 years 29 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Stack effect discussion 28 2 years 30 weeks ago
by Gary Richardson
2 years 29 weeks ago
by Gary Richardson
R-value at roof/wall intersection 10 2 years 30 weeks ago
by upstate ny
2 years 30 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
SIP Roof 3 2 years 30 weeks ago
by Bruce Glanville
2 years 30 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Retrofit rigid foam outside CMU walls 6 2 years 31 weeks ago
by James Howison
2 years 31 weeks ago
by steven medlin
Assistance with Attic Mold on my clients' home 15 2 years 32 weeks ago
by Christopher Fuller
2 years 31 weeks ago
by Foster Lyons
Thermal mass volume 1 2 years 31 weeks ago
by Christa Campbell
2 years 31 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Slab dimensions for passive solar 1 2 years 31 weeks ago
by Christa Campbell
2 years 31 weeks ago
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
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