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Home Air Barrier: Durability, Energy & Comfort (Explained)

zip sheathing as home air barrier

Since the 1970s, building scientists have discovered a great deal about home air barriers. They now understand that air barriers are crucial to a home’s durability, the energy needed to heat and cool it, and the comfort of its residents.  No other building element is as critical in high-performance homes, and building and energy requirements have […]