A 4-Dimensional look at deck flashing that works
Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
A collection of details that make sense for most framers to incorporate into their SOP—based on feedback from framers who do it a lot.
Recessed into thick layers of insulation, innie windows are protected from the weather
Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers
A thermal break and solid backing puts the window on the outer face of a thick wall. Now, there's room on the inside window sill for cats and bowling trophies
Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.
Letting the brick dry evenly is the key for old masonry walls that want to leak less energy
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 4, 5, and 6
Protect the eave from ice dams and sideways rain
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3