Nov 12 2020
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high-performance wall assembly. In fact, some people consider the WRB to be a BFD.
Oct 23 2020
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.
Jul 2 2020
This collection of videos and animations illustrates standard subfloor installation over wood framing and a floating subfloor assembly over a concrete slab (or a 'slabless slab' as the case may be).
May 28 2020
A field-tested collection of videos, articles, and animated details on practical improvements to the framing process that strips out the less-valuable 'advice' often passed on by others
Apr 3 2020
There are six sections and 22 subsections to the Thermal Bypass Checklist. These 16 videos, animations, articles, and podcasts cover all six sections.
Feb 6 2020
This collection of videos and animations provides best practices for overall bathroom design, waterproofing materials and techniques, and step-by-step instructions for laying problem-free tile.
Mar 22 2019
This collection of videos and animations covers basic wall framing as the first stages of a double wall house with 12-inch thick exterior walls. The jobsite was in Scarborough, Maine, climate zone 6A.
Mar 6 2019
This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.
Feb 26 2019
Five videos about how to install a subfloor over thick insulation without sleepers. The insulation can be over a concrete slab, or not...
Jan 10 2019
A growing collection of animations, videos, and articles on vinyl siding installation.
Dec 25 2018
Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing are types of roof flashing that shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
Mar 2 2017
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.