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We are called to build better than code! Working with municipality codes, restrictions, and standards can be tricky—primarily when it affects the higher performance standard you and your client might be trying to achieve.

These energy penalties generally happen in air infiltration and thermal performance, as corners typically have more lumber and/or steel and are often more difficult to air-seal.

Let's chat about strategy and eliminating energy penalties—DM us!

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Installation out near Santa Fe, NM! Our friends, @porkchopworks and @juicekitchendw made this video to share the progress. Nice work, guys 👏 these @AlpenHPP windows look great in this new build.

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MOISTURE MANAGEMENT with the “Shingle-fashion” principle!
Where water-shedding surfaces are disrupted by openings like windows and doors, it becomes crucial to develop proper detailing that keeps water away from any organic structural elements for the lifetime of the building.

When detailing transitions between water-shedding surfaces, the most important part is the concept of gravity. Water will always find its way downwards, which is why horizontal transitions should always employ positive lapping following the “shingle-fashion” principle.

In this approach, the upper material is lapped over the lower material, so water will naturally flow down and away from the structure. Have questions—reach out to hear more best practices.

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Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 🦃
We wanted to share a few gratitudes with you. Craig and I had a wonderful year working with new architects, builders, and homeowners—and of course, working with old industry friends. The community here on Instagram brings us so much joy as we follow along on projects all over the country that inspire us to be even better.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.
—Todd

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Identifying your vulnerabilities is essential when planning an energy retrofit. Windows and doors are big-ticket items, but there are plenty of low-hanging fruit-type projects.

What questions do you have regarding energy retrofits?

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