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Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed
The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.
This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space
The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage.
Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him.
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There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place.
The company has taken note of the growing popularity of their frameless model, and quickly adjusted—every door is available on the frameless box, and specific training is offered to those installing the frameless product.