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IDEAL Window Installation - Improving Best Practices

IDEAL Window Installation Improving Best Practices NOT IDEAL You bought high-performance windows, but is the install going to complement their performance or detract from it? The enclosure insulation, airtightness and moisture control should be continuous. But too often where the window frame meets the building we see breaks in i … read more

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How to Make It Stick: Preparing Surfaces For High Performance Air Sealing

How to Make It Stick: Preparing Surfaces For High Performance Air Sealing A little housekeeping goes a long way. We sell Pro Clima tapes because they are incredible products. They promise long-term airtightness that will last for 100 years, are highly flexible to stay airtight as your building moves and settles, and the solid acryl … read more

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Flanged Window Install Guide for High Performance Enclosures

Flanged Window Install Guide for High Performance Enclosures Sequencing For Making Flanged Windows Airtight Flanged windows are ubiquitous in American construction.As we push toward higher levels of enclosure performance;- with increased insulation levels, airtightness and vapor control;- window specifications are getting more ro … read more

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How To Stay Airtight Without A Service Cavity

How To Stay Airtight Without A Service Cavity Intro / Caveat As you may know, 475 recommends you use a service cavity on the interior of high performance, airtight building envelopes. We've enumerated the values of service cavities many times, in many ways. So to be clear, our stance on the subject remains firm: service cavities are the b … read more

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Air Sealing Wooden Joists: How To Plan For Smart Airtight Connections

Air Sealing Wooden Joists: How To Plan For Smart Airtight Connections Joist Connections Add Up Plaster is a great airtightness solution for party walls. But connections to the joists need to be addressed. This Ecostruct project achieved 0.23ACH50 after this plaster job + airsealing joists with Tescon Vana and Tescon Primer RP. … read more

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Pre-make Window Corners With TESCON Profil

Pre-make Window Corners With TESCON Profil One of the hardest parts to properly make a house airtight is making the air control layer absolutely continuous: to go around the drawing and through every detail without picking up the red pen. This is especially true at the 3 dimensional connections of inside corners, which don’t necessarily announ … read more

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