Insulation & Air Sealing
Insulating older homes is an all-or-nothing proposition. Just blowing insulation into the walls can create moisture problems that will rot the wood structure from the inside out.
Careful flashing and a tight fit are keys to success when retrofitting the first of two layers of foam
A how-to guide for slab-on-grade foundations in either hot or cold climates
Tips for insulating slab-on-grade foundations
Benefits include lower CO2 emissions and better air quality
An insulation approach that seeks to find the balance between the real and the ideal
Jessica Steely, of Semmes & Co., in California, on why she specifies InSoFast insulation panels
Trapped dust and moisture means mold, and a lot of work for homeowners
Bullet Tools' new CenterFire circular foam blades reduce dust by 95 percent when cutting rigid foam insulation, while producing factory-smooth cuts with no kerf.
Certainteed says the facing on its SmartBatt insulation features a first-of-its-kind MoistureSense technology that creates a “smart” vapor retarder that reduces the potential for mold and mildew growth.
Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation untangles popular misconceptions about the differences between open-cell and closed-cell spray foam, in this straight-forward article from Spray Foam Professional (Spring 2014).
Housewraps are the best resource for keeping a home warm and dry—and saving money in the process.
The structural, insulation, and housewrap products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.
Company’s first U.S. facility located in Marshall County, Miss., will help reach new customers and grow market share.
The material contains special graphite particles that reduce heat loss in a building by reflecting heat radiation like a mirror.
StoGuard does not require specialized tools or labor, primers or termination mastics to install and fully adheres to all surfaces.