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3 Steps for Installing House Wrap and a Rainscreen

ProTradeCraft's Building Resilience walks you through how to install a self-adhered house wrap, liquid flash obstructions, and top it off with a rainscreen




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How To Improve Energy Performance in Existing Attics

There’s more to insulating the attic than attic insulation; there’s venting, air sealing, and misery

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To Vent or Not to Vent: A Discussion

In an attempt to strike a middle ground between high-performance and attainable, these three remodelers engage in a candid conversation

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Ceiling Insulation and Installation at Model ReModel

Watch the building process of this accessory dwelling unit's vaulted ceiling 

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Benefits of Continuous Exterior Insulation

Continuous exterior insulation is a newer, popular way to support optimal thermal and moisture protection for new builds, additions, and some…

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Preparing as a Remodeler for the Inflation Reduction Act

Since the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the green building industry has been buzzing with enthusiasm for the more than $50…

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To Vent or Not to Vent, Part 2: The Decision

Symbi Homes, the Model ReModel 2022 contractor, has decided on whether or not to vent the 800 square foot in-law suite addition

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Achieving Net Zero Energy at Model ReModel

The 19th-century Victorian and new accessory dwelling unit boast impressive HERS measurements

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To Vent or Not to Vent a Home?

The Model ReModel 2022 remodeler must make a decision for the net-zero accessory dwelling unit

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What is a Deep Energy Retrofit?

Model ReModel 2022 will undergo a deep energy retrofit—here's how.

Jobsite Know-How

How to Solve the Deck Ledger Problem in Fat Walls

Brick veneer and rigid exterior foam raise questions about deck ledger connections. We provide some answers.

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