Jobsite Handbook

Rain Screen Siding Guide

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. 

 

There are many ways to create an air gap between yhr back of the siding and the drainage plane of the wall (WRB, exterior insulation, surface of ZIP Sheathing), here are at least a few options.

Roof Flashing Guide

Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies

Window Installation Guide

Windows are big holes in walls that must be sealed against wind, water, and heat. This guide covers scope of work, how to install them, and why it matters.

 

Exterior Insulation Guide: Cold Climate

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Everything* you need to know about adding insulation to the outside of old homes with cold bones