Search Content

Use the search bar above, explore content using the categories below, or log in to find your favorites.

Create An Account

Thank you for choosing to create an account with us.

Please note that creating an account is optional, but helps us better tailor the content we show you.


Please enter your email address and choose a password.

By creating an account, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy

Log in

Tell us a little about yourself


Choose Areas of Interest

Please tell us a little more about your profession.

This is optional, but lets us better tailor content to your specific interests.


You can read our policy on data collection and privacy here.

Channels that Interest You

Finally, check which channels interest you so you can see more relevant content. Choose as many as you like. You can also come back here and edit these settings later.


Share Content

Share our content with your friends and colleagues using the links below.


Forgot your password?
Home Episode 8: Airtightness

In this episode Matt & Steve discuss the importance of air tightness in construction, ranking it second in significance after water management. They introduce the Blower Door test as a game-changing metric to measure air tightness, now incorporated into building codes across many regions. The episode emphasizes the need for a comprehensive approach to address air leakage sources in modern construction. Key concepts like continuity, separation, and escalation are explored. Continuity highlights the necessity of an uninterrupted air barrier, exemplified by the "Red Line Test." Separation emphasizes the binary nature of air tightness, urging clarity in distinguishing between conditioned and unconditioned spaces. Lastly, escalation warns against air leakage's potential consequences, linking it to moisture issues. In conclusion, the episode underscores the vital connection between air tightness and energy efficiency, urging adherence to increasingly strict building codes and clear differentiation between indoor and outdoor spaces. 

 

To take the quiz and download the companion Guidebook, click here.

 

Craftsmen Go with Sashco! Try out Sashco’s line of sealants with this exclusive sampling offer extended to our Pro viewers. Request your sample here.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Showing result 1 to 8 of 45