When water is leaking in around newly installed windows, chances are that there are some missing or improper flashing details that need to be corrected.
Easily overlooked and sometimes installed incorrectly, flashing keeps water out and rot at bay.
These construction details can improve the durability of exterior walls by allowing rain and moist air to escape from behind your home's siding.
You need to carefully manage water, air, vapor, and temperature in order to build a home that is durable and comfortable.
Air-sealing a standalone wet sauna, flashing a roof for a breezeway that has unparallel walls, and how to cover exterior insulation below the framing.
A heavy gauge of metal flashing offers increased durability.
Editorial Advisor Mike Guertin demonstrates at the 2017 Remodeling Show and DeckExpo.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
Work boots, attic ducts and insulation, weather barriers and over-driven nails, and reusing building materials.
Sealing the ducts to shed water also seals air leaks.
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