Mesh sheeting creates a drainage space between the siding and weather-resistive barrier (WRB) allowing walls to dry much faster which makes them last much longer.
WRB & Flashing
Aug 30 2019
Flashing, overlapping, and sealing layers keeps the outside out and the inside in
Aug 23 2019
The Tyvek weather-resistive barrier can be a water barrier and an air barrier, but it is NOT a vapor barrier
Apr 24 2019
Dry and durable walls come from keeping water out and giving it a way to get there
Apr 12 2019
The Demonstration House debuted at the 2019 International Builders' Show with five sponsors and ten demonstrations over two days. Here's the highlight reel.
Apr 11 2019
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.
Apr 5 2019
A monolithic layer of protection for holes in walls
Mar 22 2019
ZIP Stretch tape stretches this builder's expectations and wins him over
Mar 6 2019
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.
Feb 20 2019
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
Feb 1 2019
Stop air and water leaks at the side of windows by sealing the flange to the sheathing
Jan 22 2019
Drive a nail in the valley and patch it
Dec 27 2018
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof
Dec 25 2018
Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing are types of roof flashing that shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
Dec 20 2018
Finish the window flashing by overlapping the top over the side pieces.
Dec 18 2018
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.