6 Common DuraTemp Siding Problems (Explained)


DuraTemp wood siding introduces a stylish and timeless finish to your home’s exterior. It’s a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s both aesthetically appealing and durable. If you are interested in installing DuraTemp wood siding in your home, before buying it, you should familiarize yourself with some of the common problems it’s associated with. … Read more

5 Common Eggshell Paint Finish Problems (Explained)

Eggshell paint

Most of us are guilty of paying more attention to color than sheen when choosing interior paint. And even though paint sheen never seems to get the most attention, it contributes significantly to the aesthetics of the final finish. Today, we will be focusing on the problems associated with one of the most common paint … Read more

Can You Use DITRA On Walls? (Explained)

Schluter DITRA

When it comes to uncoupling membranes, Schluter DITRA stands out as one of the top options. Besides being an uncoupling mat, DITRA creates a waterproof layer that protects moisture-sensitive materials such as OSB and plywood floors. This uncoupling membrane also facilitates tile installation. DITRA is designed specifically for use on floors. Due to its many impressive features, … Read more

Stucco Without Sheathing (An In-Depth Guide)


Stucco is undeniably one of the most durable and attractive finishes you can have on your exterior walls. It is fire-resistant, affordable, and low-maintenance. If you want to install stucco, the recommended method is to apply it over sheathing. The sheathing acts as a backing material for the stucco to adhere to. But can you install … Read more

Tyvek Over ZIP System (Is It Recommended?)

ZIP System

When building a house, you need to be cautious about moisture and air. These two can significantly affect the comfort level in your home while accelerating the damage of materials such as sheathing and drywall. Tyvek and the ZIP system are products you can use to prevent air and moisture from getting inside your home. … Read more

Can You Use T1-11 Instead Of Drywall? (Explained)


T1-11 was a very popular siding from 1960 to 1980. Homeowners back then loved the natural finish of this wood-based siding. It could either be painted or stained to create an impressive exterior finish. T1-11 siding is made out of plywood or OSB. And due to this particular feature, one may consider using it instead of drywall. … Read more

Can You Paint Dryvit? (Solved)


Dryvit is the ideal type of stucco you can use to prevent water entry into other layers of your wall. In most cases, Dryvit is applied on top of another EIFS stucco system. Apart from doing a good job at keeping your walls dry, this synthetic stucco doesn’t have the best-looking finish. That’s why if you have … Read more

Do I Need A Scratch Coat On Cement Board? (Explained)

Scratch coat

Two substrates are suitable for stone veneer application; metal lath and cement board. A metal lath comes in handy if the material beneath is made of gypsum, OSB, or wood because it reinforces the structure. However, stone veneer can be applied directly if the substrate is a cement board. Metal lath was the traditional method … Read more

Drywall Imperfections After Priming (How To Fix Them)

Drywall seams

Flaws are inevitable when you are painting drywall. No matter how good you are, there will always be ridges, pits, or small dents on drywall. Unfortunately, they usually become visible after you lay primer. If left ignored, these imperfections can look unsightly. And if you are keen on aesthetics, these imperfections must be addressed before … Read more

6 Common Royal Celect Siding Problems (Explained)

Celect Siding

In your quest to find the best siding for your home, have you stumbled across Royal Celect? Are you considering buying and installing it? Before you do, you should familiarize yourself with some of the common problems associated with this siding. Undeniably, Royal Celect is one of the best sidings in the market. It has … Read more