A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
A simple test to verify that windows are waterproof BEFORE you install them.
Pop it off, unscrew the stops, swap the glass and repeat in reverse.—fast, tight, and good-looking
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #11. Sidewalk snapshots of South American door hardware
18 videos on hardware, screws, and designs that deceive the eye
Pre-hung doors are not pre-plumb, pre-level, or pre-square, That is your job
Three words: peel, stick, repeat
Doors are like eyes, or maybe mouths. They tell you a lot about who's inside. Would you want to walk in and get to know them?
Solid construction means solid performance.
The go-to tool for extracting hard-to-remove nails, and when minimal damage is important.
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
Anchor the frame to the floor and reinforce hinge locations with frame anchors, otherwise, it's just plumb, level, and square.
Windows are big holes in walls that must be sealed against wind, water, and heat. This guide covers scope of work, how to install them, and why it matters.
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
This critical element is often omitted from window installation
Sealing the layers—and overlapping them right—is how high performance building gets done
UPDATED (again!) with more doors of Ecuador
Windows cannot rest on the foam, so they hang from wood bucks
Use expensive stretch tape for the tricky parts and regular non-stretch tape for the rest of the window flashing
Wide tape spans the many layers of a thick wall to make an air tight and water tight seal