Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD
The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.
‘Storm proof’ means that when the storm blows away the roof covering the weather barrier is still in place
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.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #2. Stop rot with house wrap
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.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
Learn how to quickly lock out moisture and air in these three 30-second videos showing how to load, gun, and roll ZIP System tape onto ZIP System sheathing panels.
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.
Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.
I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...
A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.
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
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...
This critical element is often omitted from window installation