Weather Barriers and Flashing

Proper installation of a water-resistive barrier, or WRB—preferably with a rainscreen behind the siding—enables us to build resilient homes that will last for generations.

Learn More

Weather Barriers and Flashing Featured Articles

Weather Barrier Update: Good, Better, and Best
Common Callbacks
Posted on
Common Callbacks

What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior,... More

Working with Flexible Flashing
Posted on
Working with Flexible Flashing

If you need to make a custom window or door sill pan, or flash a pipe, wire, or... More

Sheathing Damage From Using Wide, Impermeable Flashing
Posted on
Sheathing Damage From Using Wide, Impermeable Flashing

In cold climates,wide, impermeable flashing can inhibit drying, leading to some... More

Fluid-Applied Window Flashing
Posted on
Fluid-Applied Window Flashing

As close to foolproof as it gets for recessed openings and other complex flashing... More

Getting Kickout Flashings Right
Posted on
Getting Kickout Flashings Right

Leaks are a liability. It's so much easier and less expensive to invest in $15... More

View All >

Weather Barriers and Flashing Instruction

Replacing Rotted Beams on a Seaside Condo
Posted on
Proper Width of Flashing Tape

It can be tricky to determine a minimum width when the window manufacturer refers to the code or the flashing-tape instructions, and the flashing-tape instructions and the code both refer you back to the window manufacturer or flashing-tape instructions. More

Best-Practice Apron Flashing
Posted on
Best-Practice Apron Flashing

For a more-effective and better-looking result, integrate the exposed apron with... More

New Ultimate Sealant – OSI Quad Max
Posted on
New Ultimate Sealant – OSI Quad Max

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

Posted on
Weather Resistive Barrier Behind Brick Veneer

Because brick is highly porous, installing the proper WRB is critical to protecting the sheathing. More

View All >
RSS

The JLC Digital Field Guide is made possible with the generous support of these Sponsors.

Close X