One builder's solution for making sure waterproofing and air-sealing are done right is to have a dedicated crew member oversee quality control.
Learn how to install European-style windows that sit within the rough opening and require a face-sealed approach to water and air management.
SillDry is an efficient alternative to a site-built pan.
"Dudley boxes" are robust window bucks that ease window installation, flashing, and integration with insulation in walls sheathed with exterior rigid foam.
Learn what details and conditions to look for in an existing home to see if an insert replacement window makes more sense than removing and replacing the entire original window.
This collection of articles and videos will help you find the materials and construction details you need for a leak-free installation of doors, windows, siding, and more.
Builder Jake Bruton demonstrates trusted window-flashing details for walls with the following water-resistive barriers: Zip System sheathing, exterior rigid-foam insulation, housewrap, peel-and-stick membrane, and fluid-applied WRB.
Wrap the sides and head of the installed window with Zip System tape, but leave the bottom flange of the window untaped for drainage.
Mask off the window to keep things clean before using liquid flashing to seal the window flanges to the wall.
Easily overlooked and sometimes installed incorrectly, flashing keeps water out and rot at bay.
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