Foam Joint Sealants
EcoSeal: A New System for Air Sealing Homes
Knauf EcoSeal, a sprayable caulk installed prior to cavity-fill insulation, can provide a significant reduction in air leakage
Flanged Window Replacement in a House with Wood Siding (5/5)
Step 5: Flash, Trim, and Seal the WindowWatch remodeler Bill Robinson as he shows how to use a combination of materials to flash over the flanges, and install a pre-built casing over the new window.
Flanged Window Replacement in a House with Wood Siding (4/5)
Step 4: Install the WindowWatch remodeler Bill Robinson as he applies sealant to the window flange, checks the window for plumb, level, and square, and fastens the flanges to secure the window.
Flanged Window Replacement in a House with Wood Siding (1/5)
Retrofit a Flanged Window Step-by-step instructions for a leak-free, energy-efficient window replacement with Bill Robinson
Video: Ice Dams, Insulation, and Roof Venting
How Ice Dams Form and How to Stop Them
Service Cavities for Wiring and Plumbing
Designers of superinsulated houses are developing new ways to disentangle utility runs from insulated wall and ceiling assemblies
Air Sealing With Sprayable Caulk
Two new brands of goop — Owens Corning EnergyComplete and Knauf EcoSeal — are designed to cut down on air infiltration
How to Sell Green Upgrades: Energy Audits
Remodelling clients are often eager to pay for an energy audit, which includes a report with a prioritized list of proposed retrofit measures
Deep Energy Retrofit: Apply the Energy Efficiency Pyramid
A deep energy retrofit is done to save energy and invest wisely. To get the most bang for your buck, the scope of work should follow the energy efficiency pyramid.
What Is a Deep Energy Retrofit?
Beyond weatherization, a deep energy retrofit is a remodel that aims to cut energy use by at least 50%. How deep can you go? The sky (and your budget) is the limit.