WRB & Flashing

Oct 9 2017

Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside

 

Sep 19 2017

A silent movie about flashing metal roofing into a brick chimney from UnionCorrugating.

Sep 15 2017

Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...

 

Aug 2 2017

Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.

Jul 27 2017

Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters

 

Jul 20 2017

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.

Jul 7 2017

Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Jun 28 2017

Vapor barriers cause a lot more harm than good in many parts of North America. Understanding vapor barriers begins with knowing what it means to be one

Apr 27 2017

A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC

Apr 25 2017

For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer

 

Mar 4 2017

Finally, a WRB especially for peeps who fish.

Feb 28 2017

Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?

 

Feb 9 2017

Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.

Jan 31 2017

House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD

 

Dec 23 2016

The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.

Nov 7 2016

Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather

 

Oct 29 2016

Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers

 

Oct 25 2016

I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...

 

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