Season 2 is in the books. We look at some dumb mistakes that caused an addition to rot from water damage. We will remodel the house to prevent such problems in the future.
WRB & Flashing
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
A woven mesh with integrated house wrap allows drainage and drying
Flashing under an exterior door and along the bottom of a basement wall that used to have an overhead door
Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof
Snap a line and stick to it