A few tips on exterior trim and siding
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.
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
A trim edge to dress up the ends of vinyl siding
Work WITH thermal properties of a material, not against them
Drip edge is another water-shedding tool
Step by step installation overview of corners, windows, an boxing out wall penetrations
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck