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
Roofs peel off from the edges, so it is critical to hold them tight
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
A retrofit solution that works great for a low-skill workforce—like volunteers
Peel and stick Z-flashing and some padding pushes a ledger flush with the face of the thick panels. A cover sheet of peel and stick completely waterproof the ledger before the deck is framed
The general idea of installing windows is to plug the big hole that you just cut in the wall.
Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...
Two fans talk to each other to replace stale air with fresh air