How to bend a lock-hem drip edge on a sheet metal brake
Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system
Outside insulation is an effective way to keep heat in. The devil is in the details, such as this one
Drip edge is another water-shedding tool
Stop rot with house wrap
A specialty tool makes placing standard non-stretch tape in corners easier
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.
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.
Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
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
Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance
Cold tape doesn't stick and hot tape stick like sh—well, you know what it sticks like.
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
The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
Dry in a newly-sheathed roof with a roll of Zip System tape