November 14, 2018
A simple formed-metal strip fastened under asphalt roof shingles diverts rainwater sideways towards a gutter to keep the area below a little drier.
August 21, 2018
Forty five minutes South of San Francisco there exists an entirely different world. Coastal Redwoods grow in quiet ravines where homes dot the sloping hillsides. I spotted this home while…
August 3, 2018
Air-sealing a standalone wet sauna, flashing a roof for a breezeway that has unparallel walls, and how to cover exterior insulation below the framing.
July 26, 2018
You can hand-seal the rake shingles down to the drip edge or use a double-sided roofing tape.
June 8, 2018
More on the metric system, paint, humidity, sheds, and foundation work. Plus, when is it okay to work on your roof without shoes?
June 5, 2018
Faster than and just as water-resistant as a closed-cut valley ... and it looks almost identical.
May 16, 2018
The IRC lists two options for an ice barrier, and others may be acceptable too
An IRC table lists whether or not an ice barrier is required, but not all roofing requires an ice barrier, even in ice-dam territory
Three feet probably won't meet code
May 11, 2018
Use a better plumbing vent pipe boot flashing to last the lifetime of a new roof.
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