Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Windows & Doors
Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB
Low-e coatings screen infrared heat from moving through the glass, either inward, outward, or both
Doors are like eyes, or maybe mouths. They tell you a lot about who's inside. Would you want to walk in and get to know them?
Use a level ledger board below, and work from the outer edges to the center capstone above
When window replacement is not the best option, you can tighten up old windows with weatherstripping
Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall
Water often finds its way into holes in the wall. It is your job to help it get out.
Pop it off, unscrew the stops, swap the glass and repeat in reverse.—fast, tight, and good-looking
It turns out, 5/8 plywood is about the best window insurance you can buy
Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too
Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet
Pre-hung doors are not pre-plumb, pre-level, or pre-square, That is your job
Pennsylvania, New York, and Vancouver think so.
In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.
The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.
Solid construction means solid performance.