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Framing + Building Envelope

How to Frame Walls That Combat Moisture

A pair of recent research studies reveal best practices—and a new assembly sequence—to combat moisture in framed walls

Moisture Management

Traditional Tiled Shower Construction vs. Bonded Waterproof Assemblies

Membrane for Tile Series: Tiled showers are durable and easy to maintain, and most importantly should be installed with a waterproofing system to effectively manage moisture

Moisture Management

5 Steps to Proper Mold Removal

Follow these steps for quickly remediating mold problems

Construction Quality

Trouble-Free Flashing for Brick Veneer

Air space isn't enough to prevent water problems in a brick veneer wall

Moisture Management

How Uncoupling Membranes for Tile Floors Work

Membranes for Tile Series: Uncoupling membranes designed for ceramic and stone tile installations provide waterproofing and help prevent cracking

Quality Matters

Sill Flashing With a Water-Resistive Barrier

Proper window flashing is a multistep process, but it could all be for naught if you don’t correctly detail the sill

Moisture Management

Building Envelope Solutions for Moisture Management

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built

Moisture Management

Moisture-Control Techniques for Wood-Framed Homes

Moisture can be the nemesis of today’s more tightly-built wood-framed homes. Creating a tight building envelope is only one part of the equation in creating a high-performing, energy-efficient house

Moisture Management

Building Envelope Moisture Control for Mixed-Humid Climates

NAHB Research Center’s latest study identifies wall assemblies that perform the best in mixed-humid climates

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