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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.

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Matt Risinger's blogs and videos appear on this site with his permission

 

Blogs by Matt Risinger

  • Nail Sealability Tests

    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.

     
  • Fluid Applied Weather Barrier Testing

    Matt Risinger looks at the winners and losers that underwent testing at the University of Texas Construction Durability Lab.

     
  • Tips for a Net Zero House

    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.

     
  • Best Practice Hardwood Floors

    Installing hardwood over a concrete slab requires extra care and special materials. Matt Risinger weighs in.

     
  • Concrete Cracks – How To Fix

    Matt Risinger tackles cosmetic repairs to a polished concrete slab, using an epoxy repair to render unsightly cracks nearly invisible.

     
  • Wood Shingle Roof

    Matt Risinger jumps at the chance to do a wood roof the right way.

     
  • New Ultimate Sealant – OSI Quad Max

    Quad Max looks to be the ultimate sealant for any weather and any jobsite application.

     
  • Working with Flexible Flashing

    If you need to make a custom window or door sill pan, or flash a pipe, wire, or deck ledger there is not a better product than Elastoform.

     
  • Zip Wall Tips & Advice

    Matt Risinger explains how he modified a Zip Wall installation for added durability.

     
  • Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

    Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care & maintenance than a typical 50 gallon tank heater.

     
 

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Articles by Matt Risinger