Inadequate Panel Spacing – A Costly Mistake!

Ambient temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB with an 1/8” gap at joints to give them …

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New Home Trends on the Rise in 2021

You could say that 2020 had its ups and down. In March and April, builder confidence dipped to an all-time low of 30. But by November, it was back up to 90. “It was a great year, and 2021 looks even better,” NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz told Builder Online. “We expect the gains to …

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Plenum Truss: Get Your Ducting into a Conditioned Space

Placing notoriously leaky HVAC ductwork into an unconditioned space will not make for an energy efficient heating or cooling system.There are a few options which locate the ductwork within the thermal enclosure of the home. Options include moving the ceiling plane to the underside of the roof with an unvented attic or placing the ductwork in a conditioned basement. A third option is the installation of plenum trusses which allow for a compact ducting system to be placed in a conditioned bulkhead.

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