WRB & Flashing

Nov 27 2015

Flashing a humpy old roof valley requires a little give and take, and a backup plan

Nov 20 2015

Dealing with dips and making clean overlaps

Nov 10 2015

The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday

Nov 2 2015

Warm and dry basement living space begins with keeping the basement dry—duh. All moisture from outside must be directed away from the interior walls and slab.

Oct 28 2015

Wrapping an old house in a blanket of insulation is a no-brainer when you're replacing the roofing and siding anyway

Oct 15 2015

Covering the roof of an old house with a blanket of insulation makes the house more comfortable and it cuts energy use.

Oct 1 2015

The second layer of foam is the air barrier and drainage plane.

Sep 17 2015

 #ÜberRoof: A site-built ventilated SIP roof sandwich. 

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 16 2015

The complete video collection on insulating, air sealing, and installing windows in a superinsulated sunroom addition in Wayland, MA

Aug 5 2015

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

Aug 4 2015

The least expensive window flashing tape is also the most complicated to install. Unless you've done it a bajillion times

Jun 12 2015

The WRB is a BFD when choosing where to put the window

 

Jun 11 2015

When talking to homeowners or trade contractors about energy efficient construction this question is inevitable. The answer: Tight houses are good because they lower energy bills and increase comfort. But there's a big BUT

Jun 4 2015

Integrating a new drainage plane into an existing one is not as easy as it looks on a phone, but you've got to start somewhere, right?

May 10 2015

The easy way to install a peel and stick pan flashing: with tape that stretches in three dimensions

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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