When talking to homeowners or trade contractors about energy efficient construction this question is inevitable. The answer: Tight houses are good because they lower energy bills and increase comfort. But there's a big BUT
A sweet treat for your bag of tricks — Happy Halloween!
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD
Drainage and airspace allows liquid water to drain out and air to circulate
An upturned end dam for window flashing that needs no sealant and will not leak
The science of stickiness: a molecular look at tape's adhesive and cohesive properties
Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.
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.
ZIP Stretch tape stretches this builder's expectations and wins him over
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
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.
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