November 16, 2018
When a listener asks what measures he should take to keep cellulose from falling through his exhaust fan when insulating and air-sealing his attic, the Fine Homebuilding editors wonder if he should get rid of the fan altogether.
November 9, 2018
I’m stripping and reroofing asphalt shingles that were installed over Huber Zip System sheathing. Can I install the new roof directly over the sheathing, or do I have to do…
I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, and I recently noticed what looks like mold on the cedar boards of my cathedral ceiling. It appears to be between a couple…
November 7, 2018
A liquid WRB won’t blow off, it goes on fast, and it's an economical way to make a house airtight and waterproof.
July 13, 2018
Archways, restored glass, hardware, plate racks, cabinets, moisture control, and a broken tablesaw.
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?
May 18, 2018
Screen crimp, stapled around a rainscreen matrix, is easy to install and necessary to keep insects out.
April 30, 2018
Ripped out grommet on a tarp? Find a small stone and fix it.
April 25, 2018
The lowly drip cap needs to be taken more seriously to prevent leaks and rot.
April 23, 2018
Code? What code? Well the IRC is pretty straight-forward: Prescriptive code measures + Manufacturers' Installation Instructions.
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