Why ventilate your attic? Learn how proper attic ventilation can help you lower your energy costs.
Ridge vent works on the basis of several principles. Find out exactly what they are by reading this document.
The key to effective venting is to balance the net free area (NFA) of the soffit and ridge vent.
Many homes are improperly or inadequately ventilated even when some form of ventilation is installed.
Rest assured that ridge vent products are designed to keep wind, rain, snow, and even insects, out of your attic.
Ice dams are created when melting snow freezes on the lower part of the roof, placing roof, walls, ceilings, siding, gutters and down-spouts at risk for costly structural damage.
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One of the mistakes that can ruin a wood roof is installing the shingles or shakes directly onto the plywood roof deck. Without a way for the wood to "breathe," the roof is subject to premature failure and shortened roof life.
This explanatory guide on housewraps overviews the intended functions of a housewrap within the wall assembly, the necessity of a water drainage component, and many other important considerations.
A prescriptive guide for building professionals on proper moisture management solutions.
Case study involving the use of the Home Slicker rainscreen on the headquarters of the Engineered Wood Association.
Moisture management systems can be a potent weapon against mold and mildew buildup behind residential sidewalls.
A look at how water resistive barriers and rainscreen systems can provide mold protection and boost energy efficiency.
Water intrusion and insufficient drainage can pose a potential threat to the durability and usability of residential construction and are an important concern to the building and construction products industries.
Educational presentation from the 2008 International Builders Show by Mike Coulton, Director of Product Development at Benjamin Obdyke.
Educational presentation from the 2009 International Builders Show by Mike Coulton, Director of Product Development at Benjamin Obdyke.
Benjamin Obdyke makes several products that will earn builders points under both the NAHB Guidelines and the USGBC LEED Program.