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Fences & Retaining Walls

  • Building Above-Code Walls - "Avalon" a Connecticut Farmhouse (Subscriber content)

    Our wall example is part of a zero-energy single-family house built for the tenant farmer of an organic farm in rural Connecticut.

     
  • Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home (Subscriber content)

    Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home, along with their very ambitious energy-efficiency goals, while also working within the hard limits of the budget.

     
  • Building Above-Code Walls (Subscriber content)

    Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.

     
  • Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door (Subscriber content)

    Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.

     
  • Flexi Post

    The Panorama Post supports topless glass guardrails at various angles. The powder-coated aluminum post comes in surface- and fascia-mount versions in eight standard and 180 custom colors.

     
  • Damage From Roof Moss (Subscriber content)

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

     
  • Kroy by Ply Gem Column Collection

    Molded from a Civil War-era fence, 6-inch-thick concrete blocks are simply stacked to create columns; a hollow center allows them to be slipped over a wooden post.

     
  • Quick Cable

    The TimberTech CableRail works with composite rail systems that have structural wood posts inside composite sleeves

     
  • Long-Span PVC Deck Rail

    The Azek Rail spans a full 10 feet between posts

     
  • 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

     
 
 
 
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