WRB & Flashing

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (3/5) Rain Screen WRB

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A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying

The wall is framed with pressure treated plywood and flashed at the bottom. To ensure long-term durability of the wall, Will is using a rainscreen drainage mesh behind the siding. This allows the siding to dry evenly on both sides while allowing any water that sneaks in to drain out. 

This particular drainage mat has house wrap attached that is easy to peel back at window and door openings or for wrapping corners. 

Weather Proof A Garage Door Opening (2/5) Base Flashing

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Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door

 

Overlap Edge Metal Like A Boss

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A drip edge overlapping strategy that won't catch the eye

Stormproof Roof Deck Installation Guide

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This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.

A Slick Transition from Foundation Insulation to Wall Sheathing

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Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

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Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels

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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.

A Brick Wall Flashing and Insulation Retrofit

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A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers

A Quick Weather-Tight Stained Glass Replacement

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Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall