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Siding & Trim

  • Sidewall Shingles Over Foam Sheathing (Subscriber content)

    Q: How do I fasten cedar shingles to sidewalls covered with rigid foam?

  • Securing Rainscreen Siding (Subscriber content)

    Test results show how to properly install clapboards and vertical strapping over exterior foam.

  • Coastal Techniques: Aluminum Flashing

  • A Practical Prefab Dormer (Subscriber content)

    Building on the ground is faster and safer than framing on the roof.

  • A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase (Subscriber content)

    I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses.

  • Fixing a Botched Stucco Job

    Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their 5-year-old stucco house. My company hadn't built the home; it was part of a tract development in Southeastern Pennsylvania thrown up during the recent housing boom.

  • Tightening a House When Replacing the Siding (Subscriber content)

    I don't think my client was planning on an energy retrofit when he first talked to me about repairing and repainting the shingle siding on his 120-year-old Massachusetts home.

  • Open-Joint Siding (Subscriber content)

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.

  • An Energy Retrofit in Stages (Subscriber content)

    I'm a building energy consultant in central Wisconsin. I recently had a chance to perform a major energy retrofit on a modest ranch-style house just south of Lacrosse, Wis.

  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.