WRB & Flashing
Mar 10 2022
Replacing a 30-Year Old Replacement Window in a 100-Year-Old Wall That Was Upgraded With Exterior Foam Insulation 25 Years Ago
Protradecraft traveled to Westford, Massachusetts to the home of Building Science Corporation founders Betsy Pettit and Joseph Lstiburek, aka Dr. Joe, to film a replacement window replacement scenario not seen very often.
Mar 7 2022
Replacing the exterior foam parts and trimming out the exterior
Feb 28 2022
The updates are really only a big deal if you live in climate zones 4 or 5, like 65% (or so) of America does. But don't worry, climate change is making it smarter than ever to exceed the code minimum.
Feb 21 2022
Removing the old window frame and weight pockets, reframing the rough opening, and flashing a new-construction flanged window into the old existing WRB
Feb 7 2022
Replacing a 30-Year old replacement window in a 100-year-old wall that was upgraded with exterior foam insulation 25 Years ago (part 2 of 4)
Jan 31 2022
Replacing a 30-Year old replacement window in a 100-year-old wall that was upgraded with exterior foam insulation 25 Years ago (part 1 of 4)
Jan 28 2022
Tips from an 'Old Goat' about working on older roofs
Jan 27 2022
Innies, outies, and in-betweenies
Jan 10 2022
The International Builders Show is coming up and we'll have the ProTradeCraft Demo Zone running full-tilt.
Dec 20 2021
A show that focuses on working alone during the COVID times.
Nov 1 2021
Videos // Design, WRB & Flashing, Siding & Exterior Trim, Windows & Doors, Glues, Sealants, Coatings, Insulation & Air Sealing
An example of why cheap construction is not so cheap
Sep 27 2021
How to install two layers of foam and Tyvek's Drainvent rainscreen over an old, lightly-insulated wall.
Sep 13 2021
Integrating a new WRB with existing windows keeps the water- and air-control layers continuous
Aug 30 2021
Seal the WRB to the wall sheathing and window flashing, and add an apron detail at the bottom
Aug 9 2021
Brick is a durable and good-looking cladding choice, and with correct construction details, the wall behind it will last as long as the brick
Jun 1 2021
Replacing the siding is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to upgrade the energy performance of a home
May 27 2021
When talking to homeowners or trade contractors about energy-efficient construction this question is inevitable. The answer: Tight houses are good because they lower energy bills and increase comfort. But there's a big BUT