A rip of plywood, some blocks and a table saw will help you repurpose cruddy lumber from the bone pile into backing
A 4-Dimensional look at deck flashing that works
Roofs peel off from the edges, so it is critical to hold them tight
Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers
Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6
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
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
An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...
Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules
Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly
Two fans talk to each other to replace stale air with fresh air
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.