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Guides A-Z

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

Guide describing how to insert a replacement window in an existing home.

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

Guide illustrating how to insulate a floor over unconditioned space with conditioned space above by adding insulation and air sealing.

Guide describing air sealing of non-ICAT recessed lights installed in accessible attics of 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.

Guide describing how to install insulation below attic platforms

Guide describing how to upgrade a crawlspace floor in an existing home by adding insulation.

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

Guide describing how to install low-e exterior storm windows.

Guide describing how to install low-e permanent interior storm windows.

Guide describing insulation of piping in exterior walls.

Guide describing how to install removable interior storm windows in existing homes.

Guide describing principles of insulating band joists as a stand alone energy upgrade, or as part of creating a closed crawlspace.

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 describing how to insulate an existing slab floor by adding rigid foam insulation over the slab then installing a floating subfloor.

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

Guide describing how to air seal around duct shafts and flues installed through ceilings, walls and flooring in new and existing homes.

Guide describing insulation techniques for skylight shaft walls.

Guide describing how to insulate slabs on grade in climate zones 4 and higher.

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

Guide describing how to apply spray foam insulation to ceilings in existing homes.

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

Guide describing how to insulate an existing foundation wall by adding spray foam insulation to the interior side of the wall.

Guide describing how to create a fully aligned air barrier behind a staircase.

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 methods for insulating an unvented attic along the roof line.

Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented crawlspace or conditioned basement with rigid foam on the interior side of the walls to provide an insulated space for HVAC equipment.

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. 

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.

Guide describing wind washing and how to prevent it.

Guide describing how to rehab a window in an existing home.

Guide describing how to replace a window sash in an existing home.

Guide describing how to modify an existing window sash for high-efficient windows. 

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