WRB, Flashing

Moisture Management Design Rule 2: Manage Condensation

Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.

WRB and House Wrap Installation Guide

House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD

 

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.

Rain Screen Siding Guide

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.

How To Install House Wrap #TheRightWay

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #2. Stop rot with house wrap

When Drip Edge Becomes A Double Agent

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #9. The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.

Kickout Flashing That Won't Leak

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.

How to Retrofit Drip Edge Roof Flashing on an Existing Roof

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A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.

Roof Flashing Guide

Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies

Innie Window Details for Walls with Thick Exterior Insulation

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Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather

 

Roof to Wall Stucco Flashing Repair

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I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...

 

Airtight Walls—Housewrap and Sheathing as an Air Barrier

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A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.

Outie Window Details for Walls with Thick Exterior Insulation

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A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies

 

How to Install and Flash a Tubular Skylight

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Flash the boot like any other roof penetration, and snap the tube into place—just make sure to align the hole between the ceiling joists...

 

Head Flashing for Windows

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This critical element is often omitted from window installation