Jobsite Handbook

Jun 21 2018

This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.

Apr 5 2018

Making a house easy to live in regardless of your age or ability seems like a good idea, but it is rarely done.

Jan 4 2018

Everything* you need to know about adding insulation to the outside of old homes with cold bones

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 14 2017

A field-tested collection of videos, articles, and animated details on practical improvements to the framing process that strips out the less-valuable 'advice' often passed on by others.  

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.

Mar 2 2017

18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.

 

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

 

Nov 3 2016

Windows are big holes in walls that must be sealed against wind, water, and heat. This guide covers scope of work, how to install them, and why it matters.

 

May 18 2016

Comprehensive package on flashing and detailing the drip-edge metal flashing on a roof.

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