"Sometimes the "stick" approach works, but I would anticipate significant pushback from various segments, primarily landlords who don't like being forced to spend capital. At the end of the day, they'll pass these expenses on to…"
"I think the kraft facing would meet the requirements of "concealed" and "in contact" with "other surface" if the batts are supported to maintain contact. Not if there's a 5" air gap above them! Another reason…"
"I agree with you - if the batts are just stuffed into a joist cavity without attaching the edges of the vapor barrier backing to anything, the vapor will just sneak around the inevitable gaps and it's really doing nothing for you. They might as…"
"I'm new to this so I could be wrong, and I'd appreciate feedback on how I'm wrong.
I agree that: 1) insulation supported on "tiger teeth" with an air gap above it does practically no good; 2) the insulation must be in…"
I would love to see a side-by-side comparison and/or review of the various tools that are floating around the industry for modeling and simulating buildings for efficiency retrofits. I have found quite a few and as a new guy to this industry, I am not sure where to focus and invest my attention (and money). Does anyone know of a good review?See More
Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
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Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!