Insulating, Sealing & Ventilating Your House

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - House & Home - 192 pages
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Good insulation can keep a house cozy in winter, and cool in summer—while saving money and conserving energy. In amazingly thorough detail, with plenty of color illustrations, William P. Spence, author of such bestsellers as Carpentry and Building Construction, describes every step of insulating, sealing, and ventilating your home. He shows how to determine the amount of insulation needed, locate air leaks, regulate air quality, and determine the costs versus benefits of any job. Find out where to start work, which materials are most effective, and how to handle potential insulation problems. From air-sealing external walls to adding vapor barriers, all you need to know is here.
  

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Contents

PRELIMINARY ENERGY CONSIDERATIONS
4
CONTROLLING AIR LEAKS AND WATER VAPOR
16
INSULATION MATERIALS
45
INSTALLING INSULATION AND VAPOR BARRIERS
57
ADDING INSULATION TO AN EXISTING HOUSE
108
INSULATING BASEMENTS CRAWL SPACES AND ATTIC ROOMS
140
HOME VENTILATION
156
METRIC EQUIVALENTS CHART
188
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About the author (2006)

William Spence was previously a Professor of Construction Engineering Technology at the School of Technology and Applied Science. He has written numerous successful books in his field, including Residential Framing and Woodworking Basics, in addition to magazine articles. Spence has designed homes--and built two of his own.

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