Hygrothermal Snapshots

Hygrothermal ModelingHygrothermal Snapshots offer a glimpse into the power of one-dimensional modeling of heat and moisture through buildings.  We’ve distilled the technicals to provide clean, easily understood results.  View moisture profiles for winter and summer conditions; or compare mold and corrosion risks to established criteria, including ASHRAE 160.

 

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 20, Mar. 2014
Framed Wall: Metal Panel + Exterior Insulation
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 19, Feb. 2014
Framed Wall: Fiber Cement + Mineral Wool Insulation
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Conditional

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 18, Feb. 2014

Exterior XPS Insulation + Cavity Closed Cell Spray Foam
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Conditional

5A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 17, Feb. 2014
ICF Wall Construction
Climate: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 16, Feb. 2014
Resilient All-Wood R-30 Wall
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

3A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 15, Feb. 2014

Standing Seam Metal Roof
Climate: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Performance Rating: Conditional

2A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 14, Jan. 2014

Fiber Cement Siding on Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Climate: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Performance Rating: Critical Fail

7A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 13, Jan. 2014
Exterior Cellular Foam Glass Insulation on Framed Wall
Climate: International Falls, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

2B
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 12, Dec. 2013
Stucco on Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Climate: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 11, Dec. 2013
Energy Wall for TJI and Truss Wall Construction
Climate: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Performance Rating: Fail

1A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 10, Dec. 2013
EIFS with Half-Inch Drainage Channel
Climate: San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

4C
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 9, Nov. 2013
Exterior Mineral Wool on Framed Wall with 3/4″ Ventilated Rainscreen
Climate: Seattle, Washington, USA
Performance Rating: Fail

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 8, Nov. 2013
Exterior Mineral Wool on Framed Wall with 3/8″ Ventilated Rainscreen
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Conditional

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 7, Nov. 2013
Exterior Mineral Wool on Framed Wall with 3/4″ Ventilated Rainscreen
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

1A
Hygrothermal  Snapshot No. 6, Nov. 2013
Portland Stucco on Framed Wall
Climate: Miami, Florida, USA
Performance Rating: Conditional

5A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 5, Nov. 2013
Energy Wall: EIFS over Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Climate: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Performance Rating: Critical Fail

3A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 4, Nov. 2013
One-Inch Exterior Insulation on Framed Wall
Climate: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Performance Rating: Fail

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 3, Nov. 2013
One-Inch Exterior Insulation on Framed Wall
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Critical Fail

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 2, Nov. 2013
Portland Stucco on Framed Wall with Ventilated Rainscreen
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Pass

6A
Hygrothermal Snapshot No. 1, Nov. 2013
Portland Stucco on Framed Wall
Climate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Performance Rating: Critical Fail

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