Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship
Vapor barriers cause a lot more harm than good in many parts of North America. Understanding vapor barriers begins with knowing what it means to be one
Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence
Use skip sheathing and a ventilation space to extend the life of the shingles
Moving air keeps unwanted heat and moisture out of your roof system
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
Four ways to prevent ice dams in three types of roof, for two climates in one video. Boom.
The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.
Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
A big problem, for roofs in cold climates, but what causes it and how can you fix it?
I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...
Flash the boot like any other roof penetration, and snap the tube into place—just make sure to align the hole between the ceiling joists...
Open metal valley flashing plus ice & water membrane - your whole roof will perform better
One in three fatalities on jobsites is due to falls
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...
A haiku about a dragon with an alternative agenda ...
Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers