How to build and maintain efficient, healthy walls

Are you curious about what’s in your walls, but not quite ready to tear them apart to find out? We’ve dissected a standard wall system to see what’s inside, and what it tells us about your home energy performance and the durability of your envelope.

Whether you’re building a new home or retrofitting an existing one, this video will show you the key to tight, long-lasting walls. It will give you an understanding of the three main issues facing walls in a cold climate:¬†air leakage, moisture movement, and conductive heat loss. CCHRC building educator Ilya Benesch will show you how these effects are at play in yours walls, how to spot them, and how to deal with them. Enjoy!