WRB & Flashing
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
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...
Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.
Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions
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
For walls with a pre-applied weather barrier, make sure the tape is compatible with the WRB coating—or use a primer
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 mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather