Siding & Exterior Trim

Dec 10 2015

Why a rain screen wall is important to the energy and durability detailing on a Passive House.

Dec 3 2015

Insects can get into the little parts of a wall and muck up water and air movement details

Dec 2 2015

Lead-Safe RRP compliance demonstration video.

Nov 30 2015

How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house

Nov 27 2015

Vinyl siding needs a drainage plane—just like all other siding types do. You must drain the rain—you must have Plan B

Nov 5 2015

If your local molding shop does not have the right quarter-round, rip some PVC pipe on a tablesaw.

Aug 28 2015

Our friend in Victoria BC, the Samurai Carpenter walks us through the timber frame tiny home that he has crafted—much of it from driftwood.

Aug 23 2015

Pry out, slide down, slip in 

Aug 19 2015

A faster way to build affordable housing in a tropical climate. It is a quick build when compared to standard block and stucco.

Aug 13 2015

Bright and dark colors used to be bad choices for vinyl, but better polymers and manufacturing process have reduced fading, cracking, and expansion.

Aug 5 2015

Historically, shutters were used for protection and light management. These shutters do both at the same time.

Jul 19 2015

I like to see the guts of buildings when the surfaces crumble and reveal what's behind the plaster and paint.

May 22 2015

Vertical siding offers easy solutions to some of the problems with horizontal siding

May 11 2015

A bellyband turned sideways and placed vertically makes a great inside corner

May 8 2015

Rain is the biggest water threat that houses face, but there are some slow and steady mechanisms that can snowball on you, too

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