Quality, speed, and safety can work together
The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.
Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel
Simple math, a few tricks, and a couple of rules of thumb make a pretty good checklist
The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)
Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent
A trim edge to dress up the ends of vinyl siding
Work WITH thermal properties of a material, not against them
Drip edge is another water-shedding tool
Step by step installation overview of corners, windows, an boxing out wall penetrations
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
It's all about the sand. and eye protection.
A composite shingle panel that is surprisingly convincing.
When the humps don't match the bumps, you need a second molding profile—or you can eliminate the plumb cut
Old Building Details That Work
How to trim out a window using contoured insulation and vinyl siding
Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.
A plastering contractor upgrades an ugly exterior in Northern California.
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