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
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #9. The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.
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A man, a sheet metal brake, and a built-in measurement gauge
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. 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
A deep energy retrofit in Concord, MA illustrates everything you need to know to bring a house to energy überville
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
Coil Stock Origami: from coil to corner in 1:00 flat
Plywood and paint make extinguishers what they ain't
Can't get your bricklayers to answer the phone? Call SAM (Semi Automated Mason)
How to find a moisture leak on a flat roof with multiple elevations
What you need to know about wood siding, stucco, stone, and brick installations. From one of the top design/build/remodeling companies in the US.
One of those "If I help, will it save me money?" jobs. But not in a bad way.
2 Videos showing you how to tighten, squirt, and get back to work