Weatherproofing, air and vapor barriers

In an excellent article titled "Understanding Vapor Barriers", the author puts it this way: Two seemingly simple requirements for building enclosures bedevil engineers and architects almost endlessly: 1) keep water out 2) Let water out if it gets inJoseph Lstiburek I'll add a third requirement, which seems equally as critical when evaluating the 'vapor profile' … Continue reading Weatherproofing, air and vapor barriers

Rugs made better

Solid surface flooring like polished concrete or wood or stone can be more durable and healthier for indoor air quality. But these are hard surfaces—what if you want something soft or cozy or need sound absorption? The answer is: a good rug! I've come across some really neat rugs that I wanted to share.