May 16, 2018
The code (IRC) lists two options for an Ice Barrier and others may be acceptable too.
The IRC has a table that 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 the code.
May 11, 2018
Use a better plumbing vent pipe boot flashing to last the lifetime of a new roof.
May 8, 2018
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
If ordinary boot flashings are not durable, shouldn't we use better designed and manufactured ones?
March 27, 2018
An elevated view reveals baroque detailing in a historic Maine mansion.
March 23, 2018
Fiber cement repair, rough inspection, net-zero homes, badly designed roofs, repairing rot with epoxy, crawlspaces, and drywall returns.
February 28, 2018
”I want to do something that actually makes a difference.”
February 27, 2018
A collection featuring the basics you need and clever tricks when working with lightweight steel studs and other steel framing.
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