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What Next With Roof Mess

We have a 1900 farmhouse in Zone 5 NW Massachusetts with a basic 13:12 gable roof with two very large dormers, one on each side.  Our plan to replace the… We have a 1900 farmhouse in Zone 5 NW Massachusetts with a basic 13:12 gable roof with two very large dormers, one on each side.  Our plan to replace the…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Temperate Climate – Fresh Air System

Good afternoon,I am building a 1,350sq ft house in a temperate climate in south america which stays roughly 65-75 year round. It doesn’t generally get very humid either. The house… Good afternoon,I am building a 1,350sq ft house in a temperate climate in south america which stays roughly 65-75 year round. It doesn’t generally get very humid either. The house…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Mineral Wool exterior insulation in hot & humid climate

Should I be concerned about dew-point on the surface of ZIP sheathing behind exterior mineral wool in central Texas?I live near Austin TX, and I’m replacing my siding. There was… Should I be concerned about dew-point on the surface of ZIP sheathing behind exterior mineral wool in central Texas?I live near Austin TX, and I’m replacing my siding. There was…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Wood Stud Wall w/ Full Stone on Interior and Exterior

Good morning GBA community,I’m an Architect and we have a client with a project in zone 4. The project includes a large recreation barn space. This barn is meant to… Good morning GBA community,I’m an Architect and we have a client with a project in zone 4. The project includes a large recreation barn space. This barn is meant to…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Is Douglas fir an acceptable siding and decking option in northern utah?

This use of fir impresses me… I have stripped my exterior and applied prosoco WRB, and now have a year to complete the siding.  What are your thoughts on taking… This use of fir impresses me… I have stripped my exterior and applied prosoco WRB, and now have a year to complete the siding.  What are your thoughts on taking…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

CZ5A Whole House Ventilation Design

Greetings GBA,I have a 1940s home that I recently removed the gas fueled forced air HVAC system from (and all its ductwork) and replaced with a 3 ton Fujitsu heat… Greetings GBA,I have a 1940s home that I recently removed the gas fueled forced air HVAC system from (and all its ductwork) and replaced with a 3 ton Fujitsu heat…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Flat Roof Loose Pack Cellulose

I have a really old house with a flat roof with 2 inches of foam on the exterior. I’m currently working to do some air sealing on the interior, but… I have a really old house with a flat roof with 2 inches of foam on the exterior. I’m currently working to do some air sealing on the interior, but…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Energy Efficient Bathroom Wall Vent Fan

Who makes a good energy efficient bathroom wall vent fan? I am looking for something that would not let in cold/warm air when it was turned off. So maybe something… Who makes a good energy efficient bathroom wall vent fan? I am looking for something that would not let in cold/warm air when it was turned off. So maybe something…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Insulating a cold water valve against condensation

I thought someone here might have a good answer for this quandary. I have a house where the water supply runs through an unconditioned garage. In the summer it is… I thought someone here might have a good answer for this quandary. I have a house where the water supply runs through an unconditioned garage. In the summer it is…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

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