Siding & Exterior Trim

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels

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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?

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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

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

Trimwork and Layout Tips for Vinyl Siding

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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

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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

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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

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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