WRB, Flashing

Cold Climate Passive House Retrofit in Connecticut

A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC

Flashing Pipes, Framing, and Exhaust Vents in Exterior Walls

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For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer

 

Rain Screen Siding Guide

Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently.

Flashing a Wood-Framed Chimney w/a Copper Cricket Cap

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Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away

Reservoir Cladding and Mass Walls: 7 Minutes of BS

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Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?

 

Moisture Management Design Rule 2: Manage Condensation

Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.

WRB and House Wrap Installation Guide

House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD

 

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.

How To Install House Wrap #TheRightWay

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #2. Stop rot with house wrap

When Drip Edge Becomes A Double Agent

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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.

Kickout Flashing That Won't Leak

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.

How to Do a Drip Edge Installation on a Roof

Video of a man showing how to perform drip edge installation

A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.

Roof Flashing Guide

Hands installing roof flashing

Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies