A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.
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 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
Finally, a WRB especially for peeps who fish.
Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD
The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #2. Stop rot with house wrap
Dry in a newly-sheathed roof with a roll of Zip System tape
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.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
Learn how to quickly lock out moisture and air in these three 30-second videos showing how to load, gun, and roll ZIP System tape onto ZIP System sheathing panels.
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.
Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies