Insulation & Air Sealing
A look at what makes flashing tape so sticky and why the way you install it determines how well it stays stuck
Expanding and updating a cramped Mid-Century home was the mission for the 2018 Model ReModel
How much moisture air can hold depends on the temperature, which is why they call it “relative humidity.” Here’s how it works and why it matters.
Professional Remodeler’s annual roundup of the top 100 products as chosen by you, our readers
Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials
The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies
How to prevent moisture damage in residential and commercial bathrooms
When a balloon loses air or depressurizes, it gets smaller (and makes a funny sound), but houses don’t roll like that
Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.
Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel
How can indoor air quality become so bad when there's penty of venting and no toxic materials?
Understanding how water vapor interacts with building materials is critical to avoiding moisture problems in building assemblies
For fast, accurate installation, organize and cut trim pieces by window size, then preassemble into frames in the shop
Letting brick dry evenly is the key to avoiding water problems
An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks
As the country gets greener, this product keeps gaining fans
This OSB-foam-WRB sandwich meets shear requirements with standard-length nails
Pennsylvania remodeler Dennis Gehman on why he likes this three-part resin for insulating his company's remodeling projects
On the second layer, offset and tape the seams, and use the rainscreen strapping to hold everything in place