An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.
Siding & Exterior Trim
From the Earth, basic materials become the building blocks of a home—nature nurtures native spaces.
Little details make a difference in how a siding job looks—and lasts. Sweat the details.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Old walls are wavy. Old walls with a lot of foam on them are easy to make flat.
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
From extension jambs to mullions, begin with the biggest piece and work to the smallest
Felt, furring strips, and flashing keeps rain out of the walls
Each layer reveals personal and technological circumstances
Surfaces and subsurfaces are on the same team, remember?
Walls that dry are walls that last for a long, long, time.
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently. Furring strips are one way to make that air gap.
Water and air leaks in a building shell are difficult enough to detail on simple buildings. Complex structures can cause headaches for builders, remodelers, and architects who don't pick up their pens and trace at the design stage.
When plumbing lines burst, people notice. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisture damage in houses has nothing to do with bulk water.
I've been using vinyl on the affordable homes I've built over the last few decades for a couple of simple reasons.
Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.