WRB & Flashing
Mar 11 2016
Sweat the details or you'll drown in them
Mar 7 2016
Weather Barriers done right means weather barriers that go to work on more than just sunny days
Mar 3 2016
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
Feb 19 2016
Felt, furring strips, and flashing keeps rain out of the walls
Feb 8 2016
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet.
Jan 18 2016
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. Furring strips are one way to make that air gap.
Jan 5 2016
Crawlspaces offer all of the headaches of a basement and none of the benefits.
Dec 3 2015
Insects can get into the little parts of a wall and muck up water and air movement details
Nov 30 2015
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
Nov 20 2015
Dealing with dips and making clean overlaps
Nov 10 2015
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday
Oct 15 2015
Covering the roof of an old house with a blanket of insulation makes the house more comfortable and it cuts energy use.
Oct 1 2015
The second layer of foam is the air barrier and drainage plane.