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
Tight makes right behind tubs and showers—because they can be *ruff* to retrofit
Thermal shorts and good design don't mix
Weather Barriers done right means weather barriers that go to work on more than just sunny days
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet.
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
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.
How to detail the foam at corners and connections when tightening the energy efficiency of an old house
The biggest crack in the house, revisited for #ThrowbackThursday
Wrapping an old house in a blanket of insulation is a no-brainer when you're replacing the roofing and siding anyway
#ÜberRoof: A site-built ventilated SIP roof sandwich.
The WRB is a BFD when choosing where to put the window
Integrating a new drainage plane into an existing one is not as easy as it looks on a phone, but you've got to start somewhere, right?
It's easy to air seal the middle of the wall where there are no gaps, cracks, or joints. The edges are a different story, especially when one edge is wood and the other is concrete.