WRB & Flashing

How to Answer the "Are Tight Houses Bad?" Question

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

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

 

Sweet Way to Bend Drip Cap For Windows

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An upturned end dam for window flashing that needs no sealant and will not leak

ViscoElasticity: 7 Minutes of BS (#BuildingScience)

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The science of stickiness: a molecular look at tape's adhesive and cohesive properties

Flood Resistance and Cleanup Guide

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Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.

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