Article // WRB & Flashing, Insulation & Air Sealing

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

YouTube // Siding & Exterior Trim

Through-Wall Location Tip for Vent Caps, Light Boxes and Outlets

  Piano wire drill bit can help you cut holes in the wall right where you want them  

Video // Kitchens & Baths, Trimwork & Cabinetry

Model Remodel Show: Semi-Custom Cabinets That Add a Punch of Color

Good kitchen design is universal: it works for people of all ages and abilities. It can also look great

Jobsite Handbook // Insulation & Air Sealing

Exterior Insulation Guide: Cold Climate

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

YouTube // Roofing

How to Reflash a Leaky Skylight

Flashing is the key to a skylight that won't leak water into the roof

Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry, Siding & Exterior Trim

Stone Masonry Master Craftsmen in Sydney, Australia

Stone masonry is the art of preparing a rock to take its seat within a portion of a structure with perfect composure  

Video // Framing, Glues, Sealants, Coatings

Subfloor Installation 3 of 3: A Straight Edge for Siding

The floor system should not cause a bump in the wall  

YouTube // WRB & Flashing

A Riveting Way to Fasten Metal Flashing to Wood

A sweet treat for your bag of tricks — Happy Halloween!

Article // Tools

Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Workwear and Safety Award Winners

Durable boots, warm outerwear, a handy ladder, a tornado of jobsite lighting, and slick fall-protection  

Video // Framing, Glues, Sealants, Coatings

Subfloor Installation 2: Gluing, Placing, and Nailing the Sheets

Repetitive tasks with reasons behind them consolidate into a squeak-free subfloor

Photos // Concrete & Masonry

Note to Self: Get A Soils Report Next Time

We budgeted nearly $50,000 for the foundation and yet ran almost 100% over budget—that hurts.