Make a route for drainage, protect the structure, and use water-tolerant materials to rebuild
Use real trim stock and give some thought to the layout—it will improve the look of your job 100 percent
Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too
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
Watch step-by-step instructions on how to tape inside and outside corner seams using ZIP System sheathing and tape.
Drip edge is another water-shedding tool
Stop rot with house wrap
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof
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 are types of roof flashing that 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
A silent movie about flashing metal roofing into a brick chimney from UnionCorrugating.
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...