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Mark Parlee

Mark Parlee

Mark Parlee, a building-envelope consultant (thebuildingconsultant.com) and builder (parleebuilders.com) in Urbandale, Iowa, specializes in exterior renovations and building envelope solutions.

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Common Roofing Errors Common Roofing Errors

Details that matter on asphalt shingle roofs Read more

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Getting Kickout Flashings Right Getting Kickout Flashings Right

Leaks are a liability. It's so much easier and less expensive to invest in $15 worth of flashing in the first place. Read more

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Common Siding Failures Common Siding Failures

Avoid errors that will cause a fiber-cement job to fail Read more

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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. Read more

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Best Practices: Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer Best Practices: Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer

ACMV has been increasing in popularity as a cladding on mid-range and high-end homes for the last decade, and many of these homes are now showing signs of water-damage because the ACMV wasn’t installed correctly the first time. To avoid water damage, treat faux stone like stucco. Read more

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