A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying
A silent movie about flashing metal roofing into a brick chimney from UnionCorrugating.
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...
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters
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.
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
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer
Finally, a WRB especially for peeps who fish.
Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD
The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers
I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...