WRB & Flashing

Stormproof Roof Deck Installation Guide

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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.

Junk Design: Ancient Waterproofing Secrets

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Compartmentalizing a boat revolutionized the safety of ocean navigation and saved countless lives.

 

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (2/5) Base Flashing

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Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door

 

Overlap Edge Metal Like A Boss

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A drip edge overlapping strategy that won't catch the eye

A Slick Transition from Foundation Insulation to Wall Sheathing

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Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

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Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels

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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 Brick Wall Flashing and Insulation Retrofit

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A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers

A Quick Weather-Tight Stained Glass Replacement

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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