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Siding & Trim

  • Why Paper a Roof?

    Q.What is the purpose of tar-papering a roof other than to keep water out until the shingles are laid down? It seems that if water does get past the shingles that the tar paper, having all of those staple and nail holes, would do little to keep the water out.

     
  • Housewrap & Building Code

    Q. I have read conflicting reports about the use of housewrap. Does the building code actually require the use of housewrap under siding?

     
  • CornerBoards

    Soundings

    Caulkless Siding - Steel Framing on the Coast - Edge Detail for BUR

     
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    Weather­Tight Exteriors

    Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes

     
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    Products

    Vibrant vinyl, inswing french doors, fire-stopping foam; exterior trim; water heaters; surface protection

     
  • Painting Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q. Fiber-cement siding comes primed. Can I go straight to a top coat? What's the best paint to use?

     
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    Toolbox

    Dust-free drywall sanding; Impulse utility stapler; demolition tools

     
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    Installing Fiber-Cement Siding

    Fiber-cement siding is no fun to cut and handle, but its price and durability make it a good deal for spec houses. An experienced installer tells you how to work with it efficiently.

     
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    Doing Vinyl Right

    When it comes to giving vinyl an authentic period look, the right details make all the difference.

     
  • 1103KE9

    Running a Production Trim Business

    An interior trim carpenter whose company specializes in servicing large national builders tells how to produce a high-quality interior finish quickly and efficiently.

     
 
 
 
 
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