Siding & Exterior Trim

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels


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.

How Small a Hole Can A Mouse Squeeze Through?


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.

The Model ReModel Show: Exterior Trim Details


The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)

Trimwork and Layout Tips for Vinyl Siding


Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent

2015 IRC Deck Ledger Bolt Placement

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The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck


Crown Molding Q&A: Matching Crown Molding Profiles Up the Rake


When the humps don't match the bumps, you need a second molding profile—or you can eliminate the plumb cut


Awesome Wall: Because Sometimes We Screw Up


Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.

3-Coat Stucco Retrofit

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A  plastering contractor upgrades an ugly exterior in Northern California.

Vapor Permeance: 7 Minutes of BS—Building Science w/a Beat


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