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Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in architect-driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
Be sure to check out my video blog on YouTube, and follow me on Twitter @MattRisinger
Matt Risinger's blogs and videos appear on this site with his permission
Matt Risinger test drives Flir's new infrared camera for iPhone 6 (also available for Android).
The Texas sun is blazing where I build in Austin. Here are four tips for building an efficient home that will stay cool even during the hottest summer.
Clean, safe, and secure jobsites take time and effort. Matt Risinger discusses the most important considerations.
If you get flooded out, just remember the three D's of flood cleanup. Matt Risinger explains.
Here is a top 10 list of items I use on a daily basis.
A higher exposure house requires a more robust waterproofing strategy.
We hear a lot about how flexible flashing and fluid applied membranes seal around nails. But just how true is that? Matt Risinger looks at recent research that tests this claim.
Matt Risinger looks at the winners and losers that underwent testing at the University of Texas Construction Durability Lab.
Using a house he recently completed in Austin, Texas, Matt Risinger succinctly boils down what it takes to get a home to net-zero energy useage.
Installing hardwood over a concrete slab requires extra care and special materials. Matt Risinger weighs in.
SawStop's blade-stopping technology is now on a portable saw that weighs in at 108 pounds.
Choose the right WRB and use it with a rainscreen.
Because brick is highly porous, installing the proper WRB is critical to protecting the sheathing.
A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks
To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing materials and pay close attention to corners and intersections.
SawStop Contractor Table Saw
In tight houses, make sure the frame is dry before closing up the walls
Excluding heat and humidity saves energy, improves comfort, and increases durability
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