Air barrier installation video / Discussions

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...air leakage rate to about 0.6 ACH (here is our air barrier installation video ). As for ideal window placement within a wall assembly, if you are looking for ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...barriers) as air barriers , because you could go with an exterior air barrier ( see our exterior peel and stick membrane installation video ), or you can use th...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...barriers as a radon barrier, which is better than nothing, but I’d want a thicker one for my home. There is a barrier called Radon Block, which is first of al...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...barrier on one side, insulation, and wood sheathing on the exterior. With our window installation technique we had the same: a vapor / air barrier (tape) on the...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...barrier DIY installation video . And where did you find the vapor barrier paint here on our site or somewhere else? We tried it (we could because we did the e...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...air barrier installation? Installing a window properly to avoid air and water leaks is left up to the installer, there is no certification that we know of. Ther...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...air quality could/should be improved in older leaky homes as well. Or would the excessive air leaks make the HRV not effective? The only way to truly know if ...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...installation would be basically what you did in your video. Thanks Ken Hi Ken, I've posted a response on your orginial question about Larsen trusses...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...air barrier, then install Larsen trusses, cellulose and a breathable house wrap membrane you would be far better off than the idea of an exterior vapor barrier....

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses