Avoiding Profit Killing Call-Backs & Poor Performing Homes
Wednesday, February 28 | 10:15 - 11:15 AM
LVCC - West 229
What It's About
Success in home building comes down to the amount of profit that stays in your pocket. but that can change even after you turn over the keys. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs. This session will explore the biggest mistakes that designers, builders and trade contractors make that lead to expensive call-backs and poor performing homes—and how to overcome them. Through images and first-hand experiences from job site evaluations, you’ll get a look at problems and solutions related to building enclosures, water and moisture issues, as well as HVAC mistakes that lead to poor energy performance, comfort and IAQ issues.
What You’ll Learn
- Identify the top mistakes designers and contractors make that lead to costly call backs.
- Explore methods for detailing and installing exterior insulation to avoid OSB rot and maintain building durability.
- Understand best practices for integrating new low profile rain screens systems.
- Learn how to properly flash windows and doors to meet new code requirements for continuous exterior insulation and optimal water management.