WRB & Flashing
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC
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.
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
Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers
I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
Flash the boot like any other roof penetration, and snap the tube into place—just make sure to align the hole between the ceiling joists...
Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
Offset the joints and seal the gaps to keep air leaks out of the thick walls