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More stories about Underlayments

  • Tiling a Flangeless Tub

    Q: What's the best way to detail the joint between a deck-mounted tub that lacks an integral tiling flange and the tiled tub surround so that it won't leak?

  • Substituting Synthetic Roof Underlayments for Housewrap

    Q: After stripping the original siding from a 30-year-old house, I'm being asked to re-side with 4x8 and 4x9 fiber-cement panels designed to look like stucco. The installation instructions permit caulking at the vertical joints, but call for Z-flashing at

  • Letters

    Dampproofing vs. waterproofing; sound control; concealed electrical splices; more

  • Synthetic Roofing Underlayments

    These new membranes are lighter, stronger, and faster to install than traditional felt paper, but are they worth the extra expense?

  • Products

    High-Performance Underlayment - 36-Volt Power Tools - Drainage-Plane Clips - Bendable Borders - Impact-Resistant Glass Block System - Efficient Bracing - Integral Insulation

  • On the Job: Membrane Deck Flashing

    Membrane deck flashing; quick brick shelf

  • Flashing an Entry Door

    For doors with applied casings, simple flashings made from self-healing membrane serve the same purpose as fins

  • Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes

    Q. Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes When using peel-and-stick roofing membranes, does it matter if the membrane goes under rather than over the metal drip edge at the eaves? In my work as a home inspector, I've noticed that these membranes get installed bo

  • Do Shakes Need an Underlayment?

    Q. Is it necessary to use felt paper or Tyvek behind cedar shakes on gable walls that are not heated or cooled?

  • Flashing A Flanged Window

    A few minutes of time and a few dollars of materials can prevent expensive headaches.