WRB & Flashing

Rain Screen Siding Guide

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.

Framing Tips for Walls with Thick ZIPs

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Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Vapor Permeance: 7 Minutes of BS—Building Science w/a Beat

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Vapor barriers cause a lot more harm than good in many parts of North America. Understanding vapor barriers begins with knowing what it means to be one

Cold Climate Passive House Retrofit in Connecticut

A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC

Flashing Pipes, Framing, and Exhaust Vents in Exterior Walls

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For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer

 

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

Reservoir Cladding and Mass Walls: 7 Minutes of BS

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Siding is supposed to shed water away from walls; so what's the deal with siding that absorbs water?

 

Moisture Management Design Rule 2: Manage Condensation

Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.

WRB and House Wrap Installation Guide

House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD

 

Deck Flashing Code Requirements

The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.

How To Install House Wrap #TheRightWay

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #2. Stop rot with house wrap