WRB & Flashing
This critical element is often omitted from window installation
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
Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it
Windows cannot rest on the foam, so they hang from wood bucks
Use expensive stretch tape for the tricky parts and regular non-stretch tape for the rest of the window flashing
Wide tape spans the many layers of a thick wall to make an air tight and water tight seal
A deep energy retrofit in Concord, MA illustrates everything you need to know to bring a house to energy überville
The final step: center it in the opening, and seal the perimeter
With the sill pan flashed, Ben turns to flashing the jambs of a window opening in this passive house retrofit
How to install a roof to wall counter flashing and custom-cut one-piece step flashing into a brick wall.
Use membranes, drain to an open edge, slope everything, and read the *darned* manual(s)