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Attic Vapor Barrier & Insulation
April 2, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment
Attic Vapor Barrier & Insulation

Attic Vapor Barrier for Insulation in Cold Climates?
Insulation details change about as often as the weather here in New England. One question that seems to come up is whether or not to use a vapor …

Bay Window Floor Insulation Detail
January 8, 2014 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
Bay Window Floor Insulation Detail

Bay Window and Floor Deck Cantilever Insulation Details
I’ve written quite a few articles on how to insulate basement walls and floors but one more specific topic related to this subject keeps coming up and that’s …

Foam Board Insulation Under Vinyl Siding
October 25, 2013 – 2:00 pm | 2 Comments
Foam Board Insulation Under Vinyl Siding

Installing Foam Board Insulation Under Vinyl Siding
Today more than ever before homes are being built with foam board insulation installed on the outside of the sheathing and under the siding. This detail is used with …

How To Insulate Basement Walls
November 25, 2012 – 11:20 am | 982 Comments
How To Insulate Basement Walls

How To Insulate Basement Walls
Insulating a basement properly is rather challenging in cold climates. In this article I’d like to discuss how to insulate basement walls in cold climates.
Insulating basement walls in cold climates is …

Basement Insulation
October 12, 2012 – 7:38 pm | 21 Comments
Basement Insulation

Basement Insulation – Walls
Basement insulation is far more complicated than insulating regular wood framed walls. In fact, improperly insulated basement walls are one of the biggest reasons for mold in homes. If you don’t do …

Closed Cell Spray Foam
June 30, 2012 – 1:43 pm | 2 Comments
Closed Cell Spray Foam

Using Spray Foam To Insulate Homes
Very few materials have dropped in price with regard to new home construction over the last few years. One huge exception to that rule though (at least here regionally) is …

Cold Roof
January 6, 2012 – 8:12 pm | 6 Comments
Cold Roof

Ventilated Cold Roof
Ventilated roofs are nothing new, however ventilated cold roof are used on SIP roofs in order to prevent ice dams, damage from trapped moisture and a second layer of defense for roof leaks. …

Frozen Pipes – How To Prevent and Repair
January 4, 2012 – 7:54 pm | No Comment
Frozen Pipes – How To Prevent and Repair

Frozen Water Pipes
With temperatures dropping below zero here in the Northeast I thought it was fitting to write about Frozen Pipes. Each year thousands of homes are damaged by frozen water pipes. As ice expands …