Home Performance & Weatherization
Introducing the BS* + Beer Show
GBA is partnering with hosts Michael Maines, Emily Mottram, and Travis Brungardt to produce weekly panel discussions on *building science and other high-performance building topics. The first episode on indoor air quality in live here.
Understanding Blower Door Tests
Blower door tests reveal the rate of air leakage in and out of a home
Video: Duct Sealing and Leak Testing
Duct sealing and duct leakage testing: Two experts from Conservation Services Group, Eric Wilder and Will D’Arrigo, explain how to seal duct seams with mastic and how to use a Duct Blaster to test duct tightness
An Air Barrier Is an Essential Part of the Building Envelope
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 (3/5)
Step 3: Prepare the OpeningLearn how to clean the existing rough opening and inspect for damage before installing the new window. Also, see how to waterproof the opening with self-adhesive flashing tape.
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: Replacement Window in an Old Brick House (4 of 4)
How To Air-Seal and Trim an Insert Replacement Window
Video: Replacement Window in an Old Brick House (1 of 4)
Inspect the condition of the existing window to decide if it is a good candidate for an insert replacement window. Any water damage or out-of-square conditions would tip the scales away from a tilt-in insert window and towards full window replacement and water management.