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House Wrap for Modern Architecture

House Wrap for Modern Architecture

Choosing the correct weather resistant barrier (or house wrap) it's important to take into account the amount of exposure your walls are getting. Houses with more exposure will require a more robust waterproofing strategy. Read on for more information and my tips for choosing the right house wrap for your project.

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The Beach House

The Beach House

This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish.

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PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

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Windows represent the biggest potential holes in the building envelope. Think about it: the rough openings are just big holes — until you actually plug the opening with a window.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

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Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls.

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Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

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As Mike Guertin wrote in the opening paragraph of his excellent Tools of the Trade article ( ): If you're still using hammer-tacker staples alone to attach housewrap and synthetic roof...

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