With a background as a cabinetmaker and general contractor, Michael Chotiner is a home improvement and building products expert. His work appears in BUILDER, REMODELING, and THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION, among other publications.
A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.
A rash of catastrophic collapses around the nation is driving new deck design and code standards. Builders who keep up and know how to fix what's wrong with America's aging decks will prosper.