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January 23, 2018

Best Building Performance Products - Intl Builder Show 2018

From Matt Risinger on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Reviews & Videos
What new products out there would help you build a tighter and more durable house?! Matt Risinger reports on behalf of 

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DOW Great Stuff Drywall Gasket - 

50 Comments on "Best Building Performance Products - Intl Builder Show 2018":

Lolitabonita Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
oH you live in Tx as you know how the homes are constructed here...thanks
Lolitabonita Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
hello... i watched a video of yours in which u talk about pex A...we have a home 1969 with galvanized steal and we are having issues with grit and sand clogging everything all over the house. Since we were hit by hurricane Harvey _Houston- we do not have any walls right now ...and very very very tight money. So can we do the pex a or need a plumber? Can you make a video in how to do the plumbing in bathrooms shower handles-shower head etc. thanks.
Michael Witt Monday, February 5th, 2018
This is the kind of video that makes me unsub. Rapid fire products presented in a one liner fashion. The comment section shows the results, which is a breeding ground of misinformation. Building science isn’t about the products. It’s about the science. Either get to teaching people about the principals or get out of here. The last thing people need is to be exposed to a product without understanding how it fits into the grand scheme of their building envelope and create a hazardous situation.
Kenz300 x Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Battery storage is a game changer making wind and solar base load power.Clean energy production with solar panels / tiles and battery storage.Clean energy consumption with electric vehicles.  No emissions. A new solar roof, battery storage, an electric car charger and an electric vehicle.Solar panels are now being projected to have a much longer life than just a few years ago.Electric cars, electric trucks, electric lawn mowers, electric snow blowers, electric tools, no emissions.All new buildings and remodels need to be energy efficient and come with solar panes and battery storage.All garages need to come with 220 volt outlets for charging electric vehicles.In a few years electric vehicles will be the standard. Fossil fuels are the past.
lifeisgood070 Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
So if my house is horribly energy inefficient what do I do now?
Alamyst2011 Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Of course a house that cant breath with mech venting will cause condensation inside the walls. Which breeds black mold.
Mat Smith Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
It's great to see innovation in the world of air-tightness and green energy. However a degree of skepticism is necessary. This kind of product will only ever work as the icing on the cake. The house will need to be air-tight by design in the first place. As for retro-fitting it to an old / leaky house, I would have very serious doubts. I imagine you'd find the solution degrades over time. Perhaps I'm wrong? But nothing beats a house that has been designed properly for air-tightness in the first place. Also I'd love to know what chemicals are in that stuff. Anyway - it may indeed be an incredible product. But probably not a silver bullet - better to complement an existing air-tightness strategy?
Stanley McFadden Monday, January 29th, 2018
Can the DOW spray foam be put between the framing and OSB to seal the outside also?
911 Handyman Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Interesting with dow chemical how they came up with a gasket material. Although way behind in gasket tech. When i was working on cars 15 years ago i believe permatex came up with a form a gasket for sealing engine components. Seems like a great idea, but way behind in the overall scope, we need to look at what others do to improve or at least venture out of what we do as a profession to develop better methods.
ashethedivine Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Watch out for the airborne caulk!
asusreviews Saturday, January 27th, 2018
If you use a liquid flashing between the joins on the sheathing on the exterior wall, can you also use the drywall gasket? Or that might create a situation where water vapor can't escape?
Jameson Cross Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Matt, I just watched a video where you said you don't need a vapor barrier on the inside in the north unless way up north. Which is it?
saAS AS Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Love u man your videos are super helpful
Greg Shaw Friday, January 26th, 2018
So what dose Grace Vycor do or is that just a waterproofing on the out side Lookimg to spend money on the best for Exterior walls, what do u think is the best wall exterior system if money is no thought
Matt Michalak Friday, January 26th, 2018
Matt- in a previous video you suggested using a stencil to spray paint labels on gear like trash cans. Can you share the source for that? Can't find the video.
Sergio Flores-Crespo Friday, January 26th, 2018
bring back the mustach
Stanford Research Institute Friday, January 26th, 2018
Spray foam on the windows and everywhere. Dangling pex lines everywhere.
Slade The Original Friday, January 26th, 2018
what is the best way to better insulate and airseal my 2001 built single story brick home in the southeast?
Jason White Friday, January 26th, 2018
what's better? build a air tight stick build or ICF?
das hasguns Thursday, January 25th, 2018
The problem is stick built houses. Do a little research.
Tomek_PL Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Last thing you want is an airtight home, cos you will not transfer the humidity out. But what do i know.
derj1981 Thursday, January 25th, 2018
The link to aero barrier website is not working
JArvus ff Thursday, January 25th, 2018
How does a person make use of the drywall gasket on exterior walls where there is a vapor barrier layer? Just go over it? Or are there no benefits for doing it in that situation? amateur here
rhost Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
You mention that air sealing with Dow drywall sealer will save a bundle of money over the long run, where are you getting these numbers from? I wonder if we'll only get incremental but marginal benefits...
CheekyMonkey888 Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Just build using ICF and be done with all these problemsIt is naturally sealed, you must include a forced air system though (code up in Canada) or the house won't breathe at all
Jake Apple Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
I'd be interested in a breakdown video on the added cost to make a house as tight and efficient vs the cost savings comparison so those of us building custom houses can make educated decisions.
Jake Apple Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
I've gotta take a second and say that your videos have been next level these days. Keep up the good work man, very impressed.
xoxo2008oxox Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Two comments: with the Greatstuff...can you tell them we need smaller can options? So many times its a waste...even with my Pro gun, the "stuff" dries up if not used completely. Can you find out about windows? I'm torn on Marvin, Pella, Anderson and replacement options that aren't "crappy vinyl". More thermal and sound proofing, along with color options...yes?
A-Action Home Inspection Houston Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Good stuff man
guy999 Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
link on zip system won't go through bad security something on firefox
Joseph Harris Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
All of these innovative products are great but are only designed for a structure that has utility power. What happens if America did suffer an EMP blast and there is NO POWER for days, weeks, months or even years? Hope for the best but plan for the worst! The greatest investment most make in their lives beside their family, is their home. Home designs for centuries were designed for outside air flow because their was no electromechanical systems. House designs changed at the beginning of the 20th century based upon energy dependency. When we experience natural events that create power outages, people are forced to evacuate what is supposed to be their sanctuary because the modern designs are energy dependent. This seems to be a flawed design concept. If you can't open your windows because you are afraid of pollen and mold, you have imprisoned yourself into flawed design.
Jason Anderson Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
I'm curious what you think of ICF construction. My wife and I are looking at having a custom home built, and we're looking hard at ICF and other concrete methods. Building in North Eastern Texas.
Salvatore Arcur Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Well In NY any new construction we do caulk all joints sandwich with wood on the exterior perimeter of the sill plate and the top plate and around all headers Where there is two piece Lumber Sandwiched To gather we caulk that too
Robert Russo Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Matt, can the Great Stuff be used on the sheeting side? Seems like you would want to stop the air leakage on the outside first, no?
HOUSTON ADLEY Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Thanku matt
The Cooper Scoop Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Really cool that companies are getting behind making tight houses. Hopefully builders can follow suit. Thanks for sharing these cool products.
He Ka Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
More and more houses being built as bottles. Not a good thing.
stewart hart Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
North/south how about we in border states - Kentucky with hot humid summers and cold winters?
Steve Sherman Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
What no more garbage stone facade products?
Tim Mills Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
I have a weird question Matt and Jordan... I have a detached 20 x 40 rv garage that was built with 8x8x16 cmu block 4' high, then 10' 2x6 stud walls on that. there was never insulation or drywall. the building is clad with vinyl siding directly on the stud walls. is there an insulation type that would seal and be okay with whatever water ingress from the siding having nothing behind it. I would prefer not pulling all the siding of possible. I was thinking about a house wrap on the inside of the stud work and across the siding then insulating the inside of that... alternatively rockwool or spray foam. PS I am in Northern AZ, which is a similar climate to your neck of the woods. do you have any trusted people in my area by chance?
Arne Johansson Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Nice works guys. Amazing new products. Thanks for the lesson.
Arne Johansson Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
That drywall gasket is really nice!
Derrick Sowers Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
My dad has built homes since 75 and is now retired and only does remodeling. He has seen more damage done by air barriers then traditional framing. How can air barriers be done to not trap moisture?
The Hands On Channel Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Very cool, thanks for posting. I'm interested in the drywall sealer. When will I see it at Lowe's?
Marcel Blake Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Hey Matt, question. Right now I'm in Texas but I plan on buildings house in GA. If I purchase the plans, could I use your company to help me go thru the house plans to make the build better as I believe the house plans and materials are general construction and not your level of building?
kc0eks Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Does he have a bunch of chew in his left cheek or what's up I can't pay attention
Antonio Franco Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Please tuck your shirt in.
greg simons Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Matt, How well will SmartBatt work in Portland, OR where it's drier in Summer and near 100% humidity during Winter?
David Carlson Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Matt, great reporting - I've been to a dozen IBS, but having to listen to a two minute ad before your clip is a bit too much.
Eric haskell Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Air tight is good and bad. Are builders required to have air exchangers in new construction?



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