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We can easily lose 30 – 40 percent of our homes’ energy through leakage, making airtightness essential to comfort and energy performance. Air sealing is also advisable because leaky walls let air and moisture into the exterior wall assemblies, creating the risk of condensation and mold. An airtight building envelope also improves indoor air quality by preventing allergens like dust, pollen, and other contaminants from entering the home. Airtight-ness is like the zipper on a down jacket - unzipped, we are colder. .
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Thick insulation: Continuous Insulation (CI) is essentially the down in a down jacket – but for your home. A thicker insulation layer will move the dew point—the point where moisture in the air condenses into water—outside of the wall assembly. All things equal, the higher the R-value, the less condensation will occur within the wall assembly itself. Instead, it will occur towards the exterior surface and within the CI layer – and ideally where there is no food source for mold.
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We have a whole blog post on this topic, click the bio link to continue reading.
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ThermalBuck was designed to solve multiple problems when installing windows with continuous insulation and/or rainscreens. It extends the mounting point of windows & doors to create a flush plane for cladding. Plus, it provides good drainage, with each piece having a 1/16" slope outward.
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It also insulates the rough opening, limiting a common thermal bridge in the building envelope. Simple to install and easier to flash than a wood buck, ThermalBuck is a true continuous insulation solution.
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ThermalBuck is available with any window order through AE and provides a 4.4 per inch R-value. Reach out with any questions.
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It’s always nice to catch up with our clients on their projects. We stopped out to see how this project was coming along, located in Fort Collins. This homeowner selected interior SIGA Majrex system and exterior SIGA Majvest system for their high-performance air/weather barrier. Looking good, Greg D. Fisher Architect!
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This simple explanation is done so well— we had to re-share. Thanks, @PassiveHouseSchool. "In the first example, the window is installed in the structural layer of the wall, and there is a big thermal bridge.
In the second example, the window is installed in the insulation layer.
Conclusion: Installing the window inside the insulation layer and adding insulation over the frame minimizes the thermal bridge (Psi<0.01)."
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We have a few things going on in this photo! First, yes, that Colorado view, second, the awesome Alpen Zenith 625 series windows with 3.25 inch frame extenders plus this side of the house is just waiting for the 2" Comfortboard 80 to be secured. The combination of continuous insulation and high-performance windows with frame extenders are sure to create a cozy environment this winter. .
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Reach out if you want to discuss any high performance products — their advantages and ROI. .
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