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Concrete & Masonry

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    Skylift Roof Risers

    A simple way to add a patio roof cover

     
  • Built-Up Exterior Trim

    Solutions for building up trim to better complement the thickness of cedar shingles

     
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    No-Rot Ledger

    The Deck Ledger system consists of extruded aluminum ledger boards and joist hangers

     
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    Easy Post Wrap

    Preassembled KleerWrap can be put in place by a single worker

     
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    Wind-Resistant Doors

    GlassCraft's Impact Fiberglass Entry Doors are approved for use in high-wind zones of Florida and Texas

     
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    Adjustable Column

    The Lally Lock is a three-part height-adjustable Lally column

     
  • Whatever Happened to 30# Felt?

    Asphalt-impregnated felt — aka tar paper — enjoyed a 100-year run as the preeminent roofing and siding underlayment.

     
  • 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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    Faux Shakes

    Bellaforte polymer roofing shakes can be installed to look like rough-hewn wood shakes

     
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    Three Ways to Vent a Soffit

    Cor-A-Vent corrugated polypropylene vents offer a low-profile soffit alternative to metal strip vents and perforated fiber-cement panels

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking