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Joe Lstibureks Perfect Wall explained - The 500 Year House

Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House

I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin).

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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

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We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house.

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Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance

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Building-science consultant Flemming Lund explains how to use IR cameras to identify missing insulation, air leaks, water leaks, and more

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Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

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Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

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How to Staple Housewrap Tight to Sheathing on Inside Corners

How to Staple Housewrap Tight to Sheathing on Inside Corners

Don't trip up your siding installers by not doing a good job when hanging your weather-resistant barrier

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How to Patch Holes in Housewrap

How to Patch Holes in Housewrap

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If your housewrap has holes or tears in it, you might be tempted to put on a tape Bandaid and hope it doesn't leak, but there's a better way.

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3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

Here are my three top tips to double the lifespan of your new deck! Hint: They all deal with water and rot issues. -Matt Risinger

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Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners

Home Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for Beginners

Advice for homeowners: Inspect your house for these common energy problems to get a better idea on where your money is best spent

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Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best

Ventilation Strategies for Houses in the Hot-Humid South: Good/Better/Best

Build tight, ventilate right. I learned that from building science guru Mark LaLiberte. But what is the right way to ventilate a house in Texas (or anywhere in the hot/humid South)? I'll give you my recommendations for three strategies.

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Best Practices: Methods for Installing Brick or Stone Veneer

Best Practices: Methods for Installing Brick or Stone Veneer

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Brick is a wonderful building veneer and is the original "Rain Screen" method of separating your cladding from your building with an air gap. Rock on the other hand is often devoid of that air gap here in the South and can lead to building failures. In this post I'll show you a Best Practice Rock veneer approach with a vented air gap.

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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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I cant install this - Poka-Yoke on the job site

"I can't install this" - Poka-Yoke on the job site

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How do you prevent job site mistakes? The Japanese Management Technique of Poka-Yoke of course! See how I use this principle on my jobs to ensure we don't cover up a mistake that could cause problems years down the line. -Matt Risinger

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Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

I love the look of Modern Architecture, but these modern details involving no overhangs & commercial windows require a lot of fore thought on the part of the builder. In this video I'll show you the Best Practice Install for Commercial Windows in Residential Construction.

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Summer is the Time to Head Off Ice Dams

Summer is the Time to Head Off Ice Dams

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Corrective action now will prevent ice dams and water intrusion when winter rolls around again

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Framing with Energy in Mind - Were Still Missing the Boat!

Framing with Energy in Mind - We're Still Missing the Boat!

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There's a raised ranch house going up next door to my house in Plainville, CT. The 7-man framing crew finished their work today, so I snuck over after work to peek at the quality of their work. I...

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A Building Debate That Just Wont Go Away

A Building Debate That Just Won't Go Away

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It's been more than 70 years since someone first recommended the use of a vapor barrier to reduce the risk of condensation inside wall cavities. The recommendation can still spark a debate.

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Flashing for Hose Bibs - QuickFlash Review

Flashing for Hose Bibs - QuickFlash Review

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We as builders are so diligent about using flashing boots on our roofs but when it comes to wall penetrations we're so lax about holes! In this video we'll show you how we use QuickFlash boots to correctly seal the water out of our walls. -Matt Risinger

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Ice Dams, Can Lights, Wet Walls, and Water Damage

Ice Dams, Can Lights, Wet Walls, and Water Damage

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It's the time of year that I watch my neighbor across the street pulls out her roof rake and begin raking her roof. Now it you all knew my neighbor, you might think nothing of it. This is the lady...

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Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

I thought by buying a high end patio door through the showroom and using their recommended installer, the installation would be then best. The door they replaced was rotted (which they said...

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