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    NyloBoard's products are made from recycled carpets, with no wood in the mix.

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  • March 2015 Letters

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  • Retrofitting New Windows In An Older House – Part 1

    Replacing windows with new units in winter requires super-efficiency to limit the time the house is open.

  • February 2015 Letters

    Installing stone veneer along a sloped roofline; additional photos of the project written about in "Building an Eyebrow Dormer" (Dec/14)

  • Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction

    Excavation contractor George Bothelho takes us from a tiny ramshackle cottage on an overgrown lot to a roughed-in site that’s ready for the framers.

  • January 2015 Letters

    Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco house

  • 30 Years of JLC

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  • December 2014 Letters

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