July 7, 2016
The process starts by addressing water.
July 6, 2016
Similar to Huber’s well-known Zip System sheathing, Georgia-Pacific’s new Force Field OSB sheathing has a waterproof overlay that works in combination with a pressure-sensitive tape. Used together, the tape and…
Joint design and prep may matter even more than choosing the right product
One of our recent projects called for WC (white cedar) shingles with woven and flared corners and while we were familiar with how to install these corners. It was a first…
July 5, 2016
If you need to cut a piece off a coil of aluminum flashing, you could cut the bands with a utility knife and let the whole thing unroll into an…
June 21, 2016
A Flawed System-Shower Pan Liners
The first and arguably most important step in flashing a window or exterior door is to waterproof the rough sill. In this video, a piece of clapboard is used to…
May 17, 2016
The balcony I’m repairing has cantilevered joists extending into the framing. The siding and some of the wall sheathing around the joists have decayed. I’m afraid the rot may extend…
May 16, 2016
Q: I’m replacing the posts on a 20-year-old cedar fence. The fence panels are fine, but the posts were buried directly into the soil and have decayed to the point…
January 6, 2016
Residential builders are beginning to experiment with fluid flashing products developed for commercial jobs
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