WRB & Flashing
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.
Two ways to insulate a brick veneer wall, from the Inside
A silent movie about flashing metal roofing into a brick chimney from UnionCorrugating.
Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.
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.
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
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
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