Apr 11 2019
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.
Mar 18 2019
Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.
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
Dec 5 2018
There are six sections and 22 subsections to the Thermal Bypass Checklist. These 16 videos, animations, articles, and podcasts cover all six sections.
Oct 17 2018
Eight articles, videos, and animations that will help you stay alive and uninjured.
Jan 4 2018
Everything* you need to know about adding insulation to the outside of old homes with cold bones
Dec 14 2017
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
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.
Jan 31 2017
House wraps and weather barriers can play a critical role in a high performance wall assembly. In fact, the WRB is a BFD
Nov 3 2016
Windows are big holes in walls that must be sealed against wind, water, and heat. This guide covers scope of work, how to install them, and why it matters.