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3 Steps to Great Envelope Performance

Below is a quick outline of the steps we are taking to increase the thermal performance of our building envelope in a few key tight locations.  We will post additional pictures soon on how we are addressing the rest of the walls. With the help of our insulating contractor, we are building the tightest, most energy efficient building envelope that our means will allow. 

  Step One: Seal the edges of each stud bay to reduce the range of convective air currents within the wall.

Step One: Seal the edges of each stud bay to reduce the range of convective air currents within the wall.

  Step 2: Insulate with Formaldehyde Free Fiberglass Insulation. Staple craft paper facing tight to stud edges.

Step 2: Insulate with Formaldehyde Free Fiberglass Insulation. Staple craft paper facing tight to stud edges.

  Step 3: Seal the face of the wall with foil-faced rigid board.  Tape the joints closed with foil tape for optimum resistance to heat radiation through the wall.

Step 3: Seal the face of the wall with foil-faced rigid board.  Tape the joints closed with foil tape for optimum resistance to heat radiation through the wall.

Taylor Callaway