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Watertight Replacement Windows

Flashing windows is not just for new construction. Here are details on how to help prevent window leaks when working around the major types of siding.

Insulating Outside the Foundation

Best practices for insulating a foundation.

The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

 
 
 

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Decks & Porches

  • JLC April Letters

    Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.

     
  • Concrete Lumber

    Made from a cementitious composite, this fire-proof lumber promises durability and strength.

     
  • Cool Tools for 2014 From STAFDA

    Bar-raising products from the annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association trade show

     

Fences & Retaining Walls

  • Keep the Views with Cable Rails

    There are a range of cable railing systems available, with each manufacturer offering unique choices in posts, rails, and hardware. The slide show provides a quick introduction to some of the choices.

     
  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

     
  • Replacing a Wooden Gutter (Subscriber content)

    A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.

     

Paints & Finishes

  • Small EIFS Repairs

    A stucco contractor explains how to patch minor nicks and abrasions in EIFS while matching the original finish

     
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    Door Saver

    Cetol Door & Window Finish works better than polyurethanes and varnishes, says the maker

     
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    Premium Paint

    Sherwin-Williams' Emerald Acrylic Latex comes in interior and exterior versions

     
 

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