Learn Why American Windows Are Illegal In Sweden (VIDEO)

The Build Show takes a trip

In this episode of the Build Show, Matt Risinger takes a trip across the pond.Watch as he heads to Sweden to learn more about the building processes contractors are using over there.

Matt Risinger is a builder in Austin, TX whose goal is to educate people on the principles of Building Science in a practical way. Matt builds homes that are dramatically more energy efficient, durable, healthy, and comfortable than most new homes in America. He has a BS in Industrial Management and has worked in construction across the United States. Since 2005 Matt has owned and operated his own company “Risinger & Co.”, which has grown to 27 people. He loves quality craftsmanship and is proud to show off his crew’s efforts on his YouTube channel.

Thanks for sharing your terrific insight and awesome videos Matt.

Placing cedar siding in the window sill | Construction Pro Tips
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Window Tip: Slope the sill with siding

Even with a perfect install, water can still find its way into the opening. It’s a good idea to slope the sill in the rough opening to help unwanted water find its way out again. One easy way to achieve a slope is to rip down and install a beveled piece of weather resistant siding. Plan ahead and build the rough openings about 1/2” taller to account for the width of the siding. Shim under the siding if the opening is super out of level, but avoid raising the window higher than other windows nearby. The difference in height will be noticeable and unsightly. Find more window installation tips here.