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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 correctly air seal a wall with missing top plates or open wall cavities. 

Guide describing ways to air seal an attached garage in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to air seal doors that are next to unconditioned spaces.

Guide describing ways to seal drywall to the top plate of an exterior wall to air seal the wall cavity.

Guide describing how to air seal electrical wiring throughout a home.

Guide describing how to air seal the gap between the drywall shaft wall (i.e., common wall) and the structural framing between units in multifamily housing.

Guide describing how to air seal around plumbing and other piping.

Guide describing how to air seal sill plates in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to air seal the rough openings around doors and windows.

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

Information guide providing background information about air flow in residential buildings.

Information guide providing background information about heat flow in residential buildings.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a cantilevered floor.

Guide describing how to install continuous air barriers in exterior walls.

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 installation of a fully sealed continuous weather resistant barrier to help drain water away from above-grade walls.

Guide describing how to use a blower door test to determine building envelope air leakage.

Guide describing the air sealing of rim joists on walls connecting homes and attached garages.

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

Guide describing insulation of piping in exterior walls.

Guide describing ways to reduce access to bugs, rodents and other pests through openings in a home.

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

Guide describing techniques for installing insulating sheathing as a continuous drainage plane on walls.

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

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind fireplaces.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind showers and tubs.