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Exterior Doors & Windows

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    Glass-Block Shower Window

    A cast-in-place concrete sill sheds water outside and protects the framing on the inside

     
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    Products

    Architectural Shutters - Fail-Safe Decks - High-Tech Wood Preservative - Ladder Attachment - Foundation Straps - Flexible Perm Rating - Straw Structural Panels - Garage-Door Brace

     
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    Selecting Windows for Coastal Homes

    All windows worth buying should carry a valid warranty and meet basic structural and thermal performance measures. On the coast, however, strong winds and blowing rain make it imperative that windows meet even more stringent performance requirements. Editor Clayton DeKorne sorts through the...

     
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    Detailing Rain-Screen Siding

    Providing an air space behind wood trim and siding is the best way to make them last.

     
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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

     
  • 2005 JLC Index

    Our annual listing of features and departments

     
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    Not Just a Pretty Face

    While curb appeal still holds some cachet with buyers, it's what lies beneath a beautiful facade that really counts in the long run. Ted Cushman reports on the hard-won experience of Smokey Saduk, who has pioneered the use of low-maintenance synthetics backed by an impeccable weather barrier to...

     
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    Soundings

    Sun Block for Windows - Critical Control Joints

     
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    Guidelines for Bay Windows

    A bay window relates to an exterior wall in much the same way that a dormer relates to a primary roof. Like a dormer, a bay window captures extra space and daylight for the primary volume. Also like a dormer, it can enliven an exterior elevation. If formed, scaled, and positioned appropriately, it...

     
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    Innovative Products 2005

    Our annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better.

     
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    Flashing A Flanged Window

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

     
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    Products

    Air blocker; quick frieze; decking; exterior doors; ventilation

     
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    Products

    Small-parts packer; vinyl siding; patio doors; outdoor living

     
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    Speccing Windows in High-Wind Zones

    In regions vulnerable to wind-borne debris and hurricane-force winds, the code offers more than one way for coastal builders to comply with new impact-resistance rules.

     
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    Dormers by Design

    Some of the most appealing interior spaces are those created under a roof that has been sensitively fitted with dormers. Nestled at treetop level, these spaces are formed by the sloped, sheltering surfaces of the primary roof and the walls of the dormers, which admit daylight.

     
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    Weatherstripping Existing Windows

    A California remodeler tells how he retrofits weatherstripping on existing wood windows for sound and thermal insulation.

     
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    Making Windows Fit

    It's easy to get carried away with window placement in a house design and end up with a jumbled-looking facade. This article illustrates some simple guidelines for making windows compatible with the other elements of a house.

     
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    Products

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

     
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    Doing Vinyl Right

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

     
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    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.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking