My understanding is that the vapor barrier should extend to the foundation so that no moisture comes from the soil into the house. As the house is air sealed, this moisture could get trapped in the house and cause problems. I…"
"But shouldn't a good attic air seal include blocking off the tops of the walls, so that warm air would not then reach the soffits from the uninsulated walls. It seem unlikely that if the contractor had done the complete air sealing of the…"
"Your top priority needs to be to deal with these combustion appliances. Either replace them with direct vent or electrical appliances, or move them to a part of the house where you can vent them without cooling down the whole house. Keep…"
"Good for you for thinking ahead as your community rebuilds. I would highly recommend that you seek out training to become a HERS rater and BPI building analyst. Local community colleges are a good place to start. Also, talk with…"
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Combustion Appliance Zone Testing (CAZ) Made Easy (March 24, 2016)
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