5 Different Methods to Support “Innie” Windows

Throughout the design and construction phases of a project not often enough or at all does the question arise, “where should the window be placed in the depth of the rough opening”? Joseph Lstiburek has often noted windows are a “pain”, well that may be true, the project team still needs to determine if [...]

By |November 30th, 2023|Building Science, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Different Methods to Support “Innie” Windows

Importance of a Drained & Ventilated Rainscreen Behind Cladding

The simple explanation that describes the function of an exterior wall assembly is that it separates the exterior environment from the interior environment. To perform this “simple function” the assembly must control heat flow, control air flow, control water vapor flow, control rain penetration, control light, solar and other radiation, control noise, control fire, [...]

By |August 16th, 2023|Building Science, Residential|Comments Off on Importance of a Drained & Ventilated Rainscreen Behind Cladding

Wall to Roof Transitions and How to Effectively Maintain the Four Control Layers

In a previous Logix Brands blog post “Transition Details at Grade” were reviewed and one finding was that failures often don’t occur in the field of a wall, roof or the foundation, but rather at the transition from one control layer or material to another control layer or material (i.e. air control layer from [...]

By |December 13th, 2022|Building Science|Comments Off on Wall to Roof Transitions and How to Effectively Maintain the Four Control Layers

A Quick Overview Of The Functions of the Four Control Layers In A Building Envelope

Buildings need a lot of things to be successful. As Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D. from Building Science Corporation would say, “What we call things tell us a great deal about how much we understand things. If we don’t call things by their right names, we don’t really understand how things work. If we don’t understand [...]

By |November 28th, 2022|Building Science|Comments Off on A Quick Overview Of The Functions of the Four Control Layers In A Building Envelope

Builder Success Story – True Build Contractors

These are challenging times for builders — skilled labor shortages persist, the cost of materials and fuel are too volatile for comfort and lead times can remain stubbornly long. Innovation, audacity, and resilience is what it takes to continue building successfully in such a challenging environment. Today’s post is a success story of a [...]

By |November 22nd, 2022|Updates & Interests|Comments Off on Builder Success Story – True Build Contractors
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