Even with a drip edge, rainwater can flow down the bottom of a rake board. This decorative detail is a nice way to force water to fall before it runs down and soaks the end grain.

Construction law firms often cite water damage as the most common complaint leading to lawsuits against builders. While some of those water-damage lawsuits result from burst water pipes, most are caused by water leaking through the exterior of a building. This article explores principles and details that carpenters need to know to avoid liability. Think of it as a checklist of items to watch out for when working on the exterior of a home.

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