Important Weatherization Skillshop Topics
These are some of the topics covered in our skillshops. Please don't hesitate to let us know what topics interest you.
You pay for fuel to heat the air in your house; when you have air leaks, you are sending that heated air outside. Sealing leaks is key to increasing comfort and reducing fuel use. However, it can be dangerous if your home is improperly ventilated. We'll show you how to manage air flow in a building and how to tighten things up safely.
Insulation is the key to increasing the R-value of the building envelope (also known as walls, foundation and roof). There are a lot of insulation myths out there, and lots of ways to waste money on the wrong insulation (or an improper installation). We will show you how to choose and install insulation correctly for your building, whether it is an historic Victorian house or a modern mobile home.
Did you ever notice the long icicles that drape Vermont buildings in the depths of winter? Damaging ice dams and icicles are not signs of a roof problem, they indicate an attic problem. We'll show you how to address attic issues that are making your home less efficient – and help you stop heating up your roof.
Addressing issues in attics and basements goes a long way towards making a building comfortable. These little-used areas are crucial to tackle, when attempting to control air leakage. We'll show you what to look for when you head down to the cellar, and give you the insights you need to control the air leaking into your home.
Windows & Doors
Windows and doors are popular areas for improvement. We will review the myths and facts of window replacement, and help you identify ways to limit drafts while making sure your efforts are cost-effective.
"What a great program, and how lucky we were to have access to all that knowledge. I already sealed four windows and can't wait to start in with the foaming!"
T.H., Waitsfield Skillshop attendee