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Siding & Trim

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    Letters

    Case of the missing beam; thinner sheathing and nail pops; strength of OSB vs. plywood; adequate air for spraying finishes; more

     
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    Flashing an Entry Door

    For doors with applied casings, simple flashings made from self-healing membrane serve the same purpose as fins

     
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    Products

    Fiber-cement siding clips; dune-friendly decking; drywall & accessories; ridge vents; masonry

     
  • Letters

    Notes on safety; pandering charge; support for higher energy performance standards; vinyl-siding school; wallpaper liner; fire sprinklers

     
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    Products

    Stainless Cap Nuts - Low-Maintenance Millwork - Folding Walls - Aggressive Augers - Standby Power - Storm Shingles - Stronger Siding - Durable Doors

     
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    Products

    Time-saving towel bars; electronics garage; manufactured chimneys; structural sheathing; outdoor lighting

     
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    Flashing A Flanged Window

    A few minutes of time and a few dollars of materials can prevent expensive headaches.

     
  • Developing Unit-Cost Assemblies for Estimating

    Someone posted a question on JLC’s estimating forum recently about using standard assemblies to reduce the amount of time it takes to estimate. He wanted to know how to develop the assemblies and how detailed they ought to be.

     
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    Design: Patterns in Wood

    Patterns in Wood

     
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    Causes of Attic Mold

    Q. I've been a builder for more than 20 years and have come across my first serious mold problem ? in my own home in Maine. The house was for sale and under contract pending a building inspection. The inspection revealed mold growth on one entire underside of the roof sheathing (the other side was...

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking