WRB & Flashing

The Model ReModel Show: A Sprint to Dry In

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Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system

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

Drip Edge Installation on an Existing Roof

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

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC is a thick book, but there is relatively little aimed at decks. A few sections have a few sentences dedicated to construction of safe and durable decks.

Roof Flashing Guide: From Drip Edge to Valley Flashing

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

Weaving a Deck Ledger into a Wall With Thick ZIP Panels

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Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed 

Flashing Tip: Heat is Your Buddy

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Cold tape doesn't stick and hot tape stick like sh—well, you know what it sticks like.

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

A Window Install in a Thick ZIP Wall

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The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.