Housewrap should be an integral part of your home’s envelope—repelling water from outside and allowing water vapor from inside to escape. This only works if it’s properly installed and when it isn’t, it can cause serious damage to the home. Here are some tips on how to best install housewrap to ensure it does its job.
When installing structural panels, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You can also liaise with your design professional and consult The Engineered Wood Association (APA) guide E30V which you can download here. We have included some tips to keep in mind when installing OSB wood structural panels.
If you are laying sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles over your subfloor, a layer of subfloor underlayment will need to be installed. It’s imperative that your underlayment is installed correctly and remains pristine; any dents, bumps, nails or edges will show through the flooring. There are some tricks you can employ to ensure that your underlayment layer is properly installed.
As the old saying goes; “The devil is in the details” and successfully installing roof sheathing is definitely all about the details. It may look easy but if it’s not done right, the end result can cost a lot of money and time in expensive call backs.
This may seem intuitive, but many Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts and some construction professionals use hammers incorrectly which can damage your tools or result in injury. Taking care to use your hammer properly will ensure that it lasts longer and that your work doesn’t damage the wood or nails.
A traditional three-stud corner means you have to insert attachment screws at an angle which can rip the paper face and may leave a slight bump in the finish – why not learn a better way of doing it! Read on for a new method by the Ol’ Sage Builder.
I-Joists are engineered wood products that are gaining popularity with building professionals. Engineered I-Joists are manufactured under exacting conditions to ensure consistent strength that provides long span and high load capabilities. These installation tips are supplementary to your manufacturer’s instructions and technical guides.