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.
Compartmentalizing a boat revolutionized the safety of ocean navigation and saved countless lives.
A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying
Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door
A drip edge overlapping strategy that won't catch the eye
An interesting project that requires redundant water management detailing
Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof
A specialty tool makes placing standard non-stretch tape in corners easier
Snap a line and stick to it
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
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.
A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers
Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall
ZIP Stretch tape stretches this builder's expectations and wins him over
If you can't build to stay dry, build to tolerate wet