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.

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Weather Barriers and Flashing Featured Articles

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Common Callbacks

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

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Flashing Tips To Avoid Window Leak Paths

Windows are one of the most vulnerable areas to water and air leaks. More

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Working with Flexible Flashing

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

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A Primer on Water Management

Strategies for dealing with water both around and on a home More

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Sheathing Damage From Using Wide, Impermeable Flashing

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

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Fluid-Applied Window Flashing

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

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Weather Barriers and Flashing Instruction

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Proper Width of Window 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

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Best-Practice Apron Flashing

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

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New Ultimate Sealant – OSI Quad Max

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

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