Top Five Dumbest Building Products

Watch this video to find out what Matt Risinger thinks are the five dumbest products currently used in home building

In this video, Matt Risinger names what he thinks are the top five “dumbest building products”. Matt’s top (or bottom?) five are:

  1. Foil-Faced Cardboard Sheathing
  2. Perforated House Wrap
  3. Recessed Tankless Housing
  4. Paper-based Flashings
  5. Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

For more of Matt’s thoughts on these specific products, watch the video above. Read this story for some modern building products that are actually good.

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.