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.
Tall windows and a wide multipanel door are defining features.
Learn how to install liquid-applied flashing to thoroughly seal a rough opening while also leaving a path for water to escape when it does get in.
One listener wonders why he's not seeing much demand for experienced carpenters in his part of the country.
Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
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