Most framers prefer to sheathe walls before raising them, and cut rough openings in place, to make the job faster and easier.
Glue and nail the sheathing to the joists for a solid, flat base for wall framing and finish flooring.
In this Shop Class video, learn tips for applying ZIP System Liquid Flash to provide a continuous seal around window and door openings.
See how to use a combination of ZIP System stretch tape and regular flashing tape to make window and door penetrations waterproof and airtight.
In this Shop Class video, Ben Bogie demonstrates 3 easy ways to seal around pipes and wires using ZIP System flashing tape, stretch tape, and liquid-applied flashing.
See 3 methods for making an airtight connection at the bottom of your walls using sealants or tapes that will adhere to concrete.
Learn some best practices for getting a good bond and consistent coverage when sealing seams with ZIP System flashing tape.
In this episode of Shop Class, builder Ben Bogie shares tips for laying out and securely nailing wall sheathing.
This method of balloon framing makes constructing gable walls both safe and efficient.
There's a lot to like about these insulating panels, and a lot to learn about building with them.
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