Apr 28 2022
Rain should run off the roof and into the gutter
Apr 7 2022
How to reduce ice dams, improve thermal performance, and boost the durability of homes with vented, insulated attics
Dec 20 2021
There are new words and numbers in the energy code, like "tested for tightness," R-60, and 20+5
Oct 7 2021
Use membranes, drain to an open edge, slope everything, and read the *darned* manual(s)
May 27 2021
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
Oct 8 2020
Bosch Colt Palm Router Combination Kit Gets Your Trim Routing Off to a Great Start
Jul 14 2020
A high-quality jacket that adds BTUs to your bod when you need ’em most: on a roof in Minnesota during winter
Jun 25 2020
Words, actions, and people matter
Jun 4 2020
When plumbing lines burst, people notice. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisture damage in houses has nothing to do with bulk water.
Apr 20 2020
Like kitchen bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors
Feb 25 2020
These nailers can fire nails as fast as you can pull the trigger. Really.
Dec 16 2019
A: Neither. It's a physics problem. The solution lies in carpenters and drywall installers working together.
Nov 28 2019
Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.
Nov 12 2019
Just in time for winter work, a review of two new styles from Milwaukee