WRB & Flashing

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

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

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Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

Exterior Foam Insulation Retrofit: How To Install Polyiso Panels

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The first layer of foam is mostly an insulation layer; the outer layer is the air barrier and drainage plane. This video is about the first layer.

A Brick Wall Flashing and Insulation Retrofit

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A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers

Roof Flashing Guide: From Drip Edge to Valley Flashing

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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

A Quick Weather-Tight Stained Glass Replacement

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Paint-on waterproofing membrane, physics, and forethought protect an old window—and allow future maintenance—while sealing a big hole in a wet and windy wall

Trimwork and Layout Tips for Vinyl Siding

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Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent

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

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.

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