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Walls & Openings - Air Sealing/Insulation


Solution Center Guides


This guide describes IECC 2009 and ENERGY STAR Certified Homes insulation requirements.

This guide describes IECC 2012 and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home insulation requirements.

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.

This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.

Guide describing how to achieve RESNET Grade 1 installation standards, and meet/exceed code using batt insulation in existing walls. 

Guide describing blown insulation into exterior wall cavities of existing homes with minimal disruption to occupants.

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

Guide describing construction and insulation techniques for double wall framing.

Guide describing how to conduct a home performance assessment before beginning retrofit projects in existing homes.

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 with information about how to upgrade a garage ceiling when a portion of the interior of the house is located directly above the attached garage by adding insulation and air sealing.

This guide describes RESNET Grade 1 level installation of insulation in walls, attics, and floors.

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 upgrade walls that separate the garage from the house by providing a continuous air control layer on the garage side of the wall and adding rigid foam insulation.

Guide outlining how to retrofit an exterior wall and/or attic to provide continuous air sealing.

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.

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.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to separate the porch attic from the conditioned space.