How to find a moisture leak on a flat roof with multiple elevations
When reroofs are piecemeal rather than systemic, little things like drip edge can snowball. #HonorYourCraft
I spotted this interesting roof construction in Cuenca, Ecuador: Branch logs as rafters; purlins of split branch logs with thin brick overlaid in two strata
Step flashing, chimney flashing, and pipe flashings keep water out of the roof, but only if installed well
Sweat the details or you'll drown in them
Native plant homescaping
Sixteen tips and a few good jokes, too
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
Water and air leaks in a building shell are difficult enough to detail on simple buildings. Complex structures can cause headaches for builders, remodelers, and architects who don't pick up their pens and trace at the design stage.
Rain should run off the roof and into the gutter.
When plumbing lines burst, people notice. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisture damage in houses has nothing to do with bulk water.
Flashing a humpy old roof valley requires a little give and take, and a backup plan
Dealing with dips and making clean overlaps
A three-foot stick can hold a section of step flashing out of the way while you work the membrane into place.
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch. Just because they are steep, doesn't mean they're not gutters.
Another use for your broken shovels
#ÜberRoof: A site-built ventilated SIP roof sandwich.
Roofing contractor Eric Garcia walks us (literally) through a low-slope reroof to talk about base flashing, scuppers, and how to detail the corners.
Using modern pneumatic tools, a roofer plies an ancient craft in Ecuador