29 Oct '11, 4am

Green Building Q&A: Energy retrofit gone wrong

I was at a home on an unrealted issue today. In conversation he told me about some problems he is having after new insualtion and air sealing. The home is a split level. The front door is about 4 feet above the driveway/ garage level. This main level has the kitchen, Living and family rooms. The bedrooms and bathrooms are above the garage so about 4 feet above the main level. In the last year he had a new furnace installed and the return vents in the basement were sealed. The insualtion was removed. Owens Corning spray caukling was applied for air sealing and fiberglass blown in. In the garage any seams along the permiter were sealed. In the basement a bead of caulk was run where the sill plate and concrete meet. The rim joist has not been sealed or insualated as owner will do it himself. New vinyl replacement windows What started our conversvation was his complaint of a l...

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