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Title: An Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices

Abstract

A series of experiments were performed to examine wall retrofit options including replacing the cladding, adding insulation under the cladding, and multiple sealing methods that can be used when installing replacement windows in well-built or loosely-built rough openings. These experiments included thermal measurements in a hot box and air-leakage measurements. The retrofit claddings considered included wood-lap siding, vinyl siding, and vinyl siding with an integrated and formed foam insulation. Retrofit insulations included expanded and extruded polystyrene and foil-faced polyisocyanurate in various thicknesses. Air sealing methods for replacement windows included traditional caulking, exterior trim variations, loose-fill fiberglass, low-expansion foam, self-expanding foam inserts, and specialty tape. Results were applied to a model to estimate whole-house energy impacts for multiple climates.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
931996
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X,, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, 20071202, 20071207
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; WALLS; RETROFITTING; THERMAL INSULATION; SEALS; AIR INFILTRATION; MITIGATION; BUILDINGS; building insulation walls windows retrofit

Citation Formats

Stovall, Therese K, Petrie, Thomas, Kosny, Jan, Childs, Phillip W, Atchley, Jerald Allen, and Hulvey, Kimberly D. An Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Stovall, Therese K, Petrie, Thomas, Kosny, Jan, Childs, Phillip W, Atchley, Jerald Allen, & Hulvey, Kimberly D. An Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices. United States.
Stovall, Therese K, Petrie, Thomas, Kosny, Jan, Childs, Phillip W, Atchley, Jerald Allen, and Hulvey, Kimberly D. Mon . "An Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {A series of experiments were performed to examine wall retrofit options including replacing the cladding, adding insulation under the cladding, and multiple sealing methods that can be used when installing replacement windows in well-built or loosely-built rough openings. These experiments included thermal measurements in a hot box and air-leakage measurements. The retrofit claddings considered included wood-lap siding, vinyl siding, and vinyl siding with an integrated and formed foam insulation. Retrofit insulations included expanded and extruded polystyrene and foil-faced polyisocyanurate in various thicknesses. Air sealing methods for replacement windows included traditional caulking, exterior trim variations, loose-fill fiberglass, low-expansion foam, self-expanding foam inserts, and specialty tape. Results were applied to a model to estimate whole-house energy impacts for multiple climates.},
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