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.
We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country
A miter saw built like no other
The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire
How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house
One screw to solve the problem of anchoring into metal studs
Tips for making a perfect joint where wood meets brick or other irregular surfaces
Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet
Built-up deck beams create seams that collect water and inhibit drying. Using spacers between 2-bys creates an airspace that promotes drainage and speeds drying.
The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design
The industry’s first cold-formed steel prefabricated moment frame
Adding plywood gussets to short lengths of I-joist makes for easy-to-install blocking in an engineered floor frame
A strip of plywood, some blocks, and a table saw will help you salvage crooked framing lumber by safely ripping a straight edge
Check out the best practices and leading products featured in this year's Model ReModel
Can you count the code violations in this shot? Twelve tips for designing safe, functional, and beautiful stairs.
This cold-climate wall system allows for smooth old-to-new transitions and incorporates a flush-framed deck ledger detail
Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance
This exterior stair was formed over the top of an existing concrete stair sandwiched between masonry walls
Service issues are a touchy but inevitable part of the window replacement business.