Two water-tight decking products cover a front porch and a back deck
Drainage and airspace allows liquid water to drain out and air to circulate
An easy to make scoop that cleans the bucket as you empty it.
How to trim out a window using contoured insulation and vinyl siding
A few tips on exterior trim and siding
Thickening the edge with a quarter-inch strip brings the trim back to the door jamb while spanning the rain screen WRB
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.
From coil stock to finished trim in 30 seconds flat
Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door
A fast and inexpensive way to patch stucco walls. Put this in your bag of tricks.
Sometimes a blade thickness is waaay more than you need to cut off. If you need to take 1/32 off the end of a board, here's how to do it quickly.
Walls that can't dry will rot
In short, mortar is a mixture of some or all of the following materials: Portland cement, sand, lime clay, and more modern additives.
Quality, speed, and safety can work together
Eliminate the need for j-channel while boosting the appearance of vinyl siding
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.
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