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Hardware on European windows allow them to tilt in for ventilation.

A Look Through European Windows

A behind-the-scenes look at the materials and methods used in making high-performance tilt-and-turn windows.

Video Series: Soffit Venting

Most of the time soffit venting is done wrong. In this three-part JLC-Live video, Peter Heard explains how to do it right.

Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice

In general, you are always better to cap your parapet walls with metal rather than stucco'ing over them. But, what if your client or doesn't want that look?

 
 
 

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  • How a 10-Foot Fall Changed One Family's Life

    Jason Anker lives in the U.K. and was once a roofer. And then he fell and was paralyzed. And then he lost his house and got divorced. And since that time the accident has exacted a terrible toll on him, his friends, and family. There is nothing more to be said about this video except for watch it...

     
  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls(Subscriber content)

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

     
  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation(Subscriber content)

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

     

Paints & Finishes

  • Hardware on European windows allow them to tilt in for ventilation.

    A Look Through European Windows(Subscriber content)

    A behind-the-scenes look at the materials and methods used in making high-performance tilt-and-turn windows.

     
  • 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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