Moisture Management Guide: Three Design Rules

When plumbing lines burst, people notice. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisture damage in houses has nothing to do with bulk water. 

Flashing A Humpy Old Roof Valley


Flashing a humpy old roof valley requires a little give and take, and a backup plan

Slipping (Sticky) Roof Membrane Under Existing Step Flashing


A three-foot stick can hold a section of step flashing out of the way while you work the membrane into place.

Roof Valleys: Begin with Peel and Stick


Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch. Just because they are steep, doesn't mean they're not gutters.

Base Flashing a Low-Slope Roof

Roofing contractor Eric Garcia walks us (literally) through a low-slope reroof to talk about base flashing, scuppers, and how to detail the corners.

Roofing in Ecuador

Using modern pneumatic tools, a roofer plies an ancient craft in Ecuador

Tile Roofs: Concrete or Clay?

Clay is more durable, concrete is more affordable—both are great choices that will outlive your customer

Green Roofs Are Not a New Thing

The original “green roof” technology, thriving in the lush sierras of Tamazula, Mexico

Moisture Management Design Rule 1: Control Liquid Water

Photo of bricks absorbing water over time

Rain is the biggest water threat that houses face, but there are some slow and steady mechanisms that can snowball on you, too