Calcium chloride and sodium chloride are not recommended by the APA for melting ice which has formed on OSB sub-floor paneling such as Truflor. Read what the Ol’ Sage Builder has to say on this matter.
In an effort to create an airtight building envelope, you may want to know which gaps to focus your energy on. When considering air leaks, there are some that will give you more bang for your energy efficient buck.
Nail guns help to expedite building work and can be a real asset to construction teams. While they help to speed up the works, they must be used correctly to ensure a high standard of workmanship – so read on for some usage tips from the Ol’ Sage!
Insulation settles over time and older homes may not have enough insulation to make them comfortable or to keep heating and cooling costs within reason, and insulation might block your soffit vents! But the Ol’ Sage has some advice on the matter.
I’m seeing more and more staples used to fasten roof sheathing and it is causing problems. Not because staples don’t work but because the wrong size staple is being used or the staple spacing in incorrect.
Far too often builders and framers say “it’s just wall sheathing” and don’t pay enough attention to how sheathing is installed. Slapping it up and saying “good enough” can lead to some very expensive repairs that can damage a builder’s reputation, something the Ol’ Sage wants to help you avoid!