Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed
Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away
Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes