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Walls & Openings - Wall Structure

The guides on this page present information about wall structures, such as advanced framing techniques, double walls, ICFs, and SIPs. Guides are presented in alphabetical order. Use the filters to the right of the page to further focus your search based on construction type or keywords.


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Guide describing how to frame and insulate corners to reduce the heat loss and gain though structural framing.

Guide describing how to insulate headers over doors and windows to reduce heat loss and heat gain through solid wood framing.

Guide describing how to frame and insulate exterior-to-interior wall intersections to reduce the heat loss and gain though structural framing.

Guide describing how to minimize framing around doors and windows to reduce heat loss.

Guide describing how to avoid using wet materials and reduce moisture exposure in construction.

Guide describing options for designing/locating the thermal boundary in new and existing homes.

This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection, reduce thermal bridging and provide a moisture barrier. 

This guide describes air barrier and insulation installation, along with air sealing for double walls - half or full walls included in a home design as an architectural feature that provides a more dimensional appearance.

Guide describing construction and insulation techniques for double wall framing.

Guide describing how to install insulated concrete forms to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.

Guide describing how to upgrade a wall with a floor overhang (or cantilever) on an existing home by adding rigid insulating sheating and or closed-cell spray foam insulation and air sealing.

Guide describing how to apply an air control layer directly over existing wall sheathing, and cover by two layers of insulating sheathing held in place by vertical furring strips.

Guide describing how to install spray foam on the exterior of the existing home after framing over the existing siding.

Guide describing how to insulate the walls of an existing home with spray foam insulation.

This measure guides describes how to install structural insulated panels to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing. 

Guide describing how to install stucco over rigid foam insulaiton in new and existing homes.

Guide describing the design and installation considerations for recladding of above grade walls using insulated vinyl siding.