Home air leaks / Guides

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...homes, the background noise in the homes, and the sensitivity of the occupants. Are there any obvious faults? To get the maximum attenuation from a wall or ...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...air rising and cool air dropping . “The warm air in the center of the room would rise to the ceiling, and as it touched the cold surfaces of the roof and wall...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...home Above is a photo of a basement being repaired after flooding. The mold damage you see is from longterm moisture exposure, not the one-time flooding eve...