Larsen truss walls wrapped in Solitex make NJ’s 1st Passive House
Darren has chosen a cost-effective Larsen truss assembly, building the trusses on-site. OSB taped with Tescon Vana for airtightness inside, Solitex Mento Plus taped with Vana for the exterior air barrier, Applegate insulation all around, with Intus windows sealed by Tescon Vana and Tescon Profil.
We’re excited to see this project coming together and wish Bleu Nest the best. For more from Darren, see his recent features on Elrond Burrell’s Blog: Passivhaus in Plain English and on Ben Adam-Smith’s Podcast: House Planning Help.
Bleu Nest’s selection for airtightness:
- SOLITEX MENTO Plus for exterior airtightness and vapor open WRB, reinforced for dense pack insulation
- TESCON VANA for flat seams on the Solitex, OSB sheathing, and at window connections
- TESCON PROFIL for sealing windows, interior and exterior – best for making easy corners, with its 3-part release strip