It turns out, 5/8 plywood is about the best window insurance you can buy
Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system
The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!
Which will be the brick that broke the camel's back (and by 'camel,' we mean 'OSB' ...)
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
Mark the trusses before you unbundle them
Draw a full-scale mockup and snap a line with fascia in kind
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance
Highlights from the American Wood Council’s Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide
Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front
A simple stairway Answers the question of why. Why regulations?
Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter
Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup
This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.