An ongoing collection of my writings and other news. I encourage you to read and ask questions should you need any clarification on any of the content below. Much more to come!
Hygro refers to water, and thermal refers to heat. In buildings, you really can’t manage heat without also managing moisture. For example, if you increase how much insulation is
Compressible gaskets keep air and water barriers continuous without liquid sealants or adhesive tapes. But they don’t all last equally well. In the U.S., we tend to put a
Caulk joint sealants can be a major deciding factor in how long your building envelope lasts. Is there a better way to predict how long the sealants last? Durability,
Think you understand pressure-sensitive adhesives? Think. Again. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Do not try this at home.) My last post in this series on adhesives, sealants, and tapes ended with this line: “We
A research engineer at Pella Windows finally offers some adult supervision for our benchtop tape tests. When the Wingnut Test Facility (WTF) took its tape testing protocols on the