WRB & Flashing

Mar 6 2018

If you can't build to stay dry, build to tolerate wet

Feb 27 2018

Make a route for drainage, protect the structure, and use water-tolerant materials to rebuild

Jan 30 2018

Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent

Jan 13 2018

Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system

Jan 10 2018

Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.

Jan 2 2018

Drip edge is another water-shedding tool

Dec 26 2017

A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof​

Dec 21 2017

The IRC is a thick book, but there is relatively little aimed at decks. A few sections have a few sentences dedicated to construction of safe and durable decks.

Dec 20 2017

Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing are types of roof flashing that shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies

Dec 5 2017

Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed 

Nov 27 2017

Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance

Nov 22 2017

Cold tape doesn't stick and hot tape stick like sh—well, you know what it sticks like.

Nov 16 2017

Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away

Nov 7 2017

The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.

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