Old Building Details That Work
2 Videos showing you how to tighten, squirt, and get back to work
Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.
A plastering contractor upgrades an ugly exterior in Northern California.
Complicated shapes de-complexified
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
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
Sheet metal wizardry: From coil stock to window casing in under a minute
3D Printing is hereby put on notice that it is not the disruptive sweetheart of the construction world anymore. ROBOTS are everywhere.
Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?
Efficient installation details for a good-looking siding job
Using fire to make wood beautiful and durable
The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #10. Andres Duany defends the bad boy of exterior claddings, and urges the industry to up its game
A man, a sheet metal brake, and a built-in measurement gauge
Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...
A tight air barrier is the best way to build an energy-efficient house. Outside the sheathing are many chances to make it better.
Drip edge flashing kicks water away from walls
Architectural salvage leads the design direction of a door in need of replacement