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Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes' Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes' Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes' Foam Free Prefab Assembly Creating Comfortable, Foam-Free, All-Electric Senior Homes In Ontario’s Ski Country There are several hot topics we look out for here at 475: foam free building, Smart Enclosures, prefab manufacturing, and frack-free (all-electric) housing. This is a rare project spotligh … read more

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Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World High-Performance Gutex Wood Fiber Insulating Materials Outperform Foam Due to the density and specific heat capacity of wood, Gutex wood fiber insulation is able to far outperform unsustainable and unhealthy materials such as XPS foam insulation. While Gutex has a lower R-value per inch (R … read more

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Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet A guide to advantages and differences between Pro Clima exterior membranes If you’ve spent your days thinking WRBs are just a required, code-minimum, flimsy sheets of No.15 Felt (per IBC 1404 or IRC 703.2), Grade D building paper (per ASTM D226), or spunbonded olefin housewrap; all with little dif … read more

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Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey

Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey

Sehr Gut(ex): A Tiny House Journey Experiences Using Passive House-Supportive Products on Our Tiny House on Wheels This guest article was written by Rachel and Donovan, the good folks behind tinyhappypeopleblog.com. Go check them out to read more about their experience. Our Tiny Journey Although it’s technically “tiny,” our … read more

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2x Framing Construction Gallery

2x Framing Construction Gallery

2x Framing Construction Gallery The masonry retrofit construction photo gallery is a companion resource to the 2x Framing eBook, CAD DWG files, 2x framing videos and reference list. Use the eBook, dwgs, references and pictures together to get the fullest understanding of these Smart Enclosure strategies. FLOORS Floor conditi … read more

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ADHERO unimpressed by 75Pa pressure difference - ASTM E2357

ADHERO unimpressed by 75Pa pressure difference - ASTM E2357

ADHERO Unimpressed by 75Pa Pressure Difference - ASTM E2357 The Pro Clima ADHERO self-adhered, monolithic, vapor permeable membrane is the state of the art in durable weather-resistive barriers and roof underlayments. This membrane is part of a complete Pro Clima air sealing and moisture management system. It was logical then that the … read more

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