Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ledger Flashing

What’s the Difference: Ledger Flashing Proper flashing of a deck ledger is crucial to preventing water from getting behind the ledger and damaging it and the sheathing underneath, a key cause of premature deck failure. Ledgers can be flashed with … Continue reading

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Fire-Resistant I-Joists

Weyerhaeuser – Flak Jacket I-Joists Upcoming changes to the International Residential Code (IRC) pertaining to the fire protection of floor assemblies could limit your ability to use I-joists for some flooring systems, unless you want to cover the bottom of … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Building Science

Few people understand it. Nobody agrees what it is, how to learn about it, or who’s responsible for it. It has never been more important When builders began to insulate houses in the 1920s and 1930s, the exterior paint began … Continue reading

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