Persistent Worries About Exterior Rigid Foam
Why do some builders foresee problems for foam-sheathed walls?
A Builders’ Guide from British Columbia
The city of Vancouver has published a guide to high-R walls
Rethinking the Rules on Minimum Foam Thickness
Exterior rigid foam doesn’t always have to be as thick as the rules recommend
‘Extended Plate and Beam’ Walls
A new wall system designed for production builders
The Exterior Rigid Foam is Too Thin!
You bought a house with exterior rigid foam, and you just discovered that the foam is too thin — so now what?
Exterior Rigid Foam on Double-Stud Walls Is a No-No
This type of wall needs to dry to the exterior, so in most cases it shouldn’t have any exterior rigid foam
Installing Windows In a Foam-Sheathed Wall
Advice on fastening and flashing details for both innie windows and outie windows
Choosing the Right Wall Assembly (2013)
In a double-stud wall, will batt insulation accumulate moisture?
Window Installation Tips for a Deep Energy Retrofit
Use ‘Dudley boxes’ for a hassle-free way to install new windows in walls that are being retrofitted with exterior rigid foam
Exterior Insulation Is Like A Sweater For Your House
A layer of rigid foam will keep your wall sheathing warm and dry