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Other stories by Mike Sloggatt

  • After the Storm: Long Island

    I’ve been worried about a storm like this for over 10 years, ever since hearing NOAA warnings about the flood risks faced by anyone living south of the Long Island's Montauk Highway.

  • Framing to a Fixed Elevation

    Use this simple technique to adjust for height above plate when figuring roof cuts.

  • Preventing Gaps in PVC Trim

    Q: I've completed a couple of projects with cellular PVC trim boards, and in both of them wide gaps have opened up in the joints even though we used both glue and nails during installation. Is there a way to prevent these gaps from occurring?

  • Building a SIPs Roof

    Complex roofs with hips and dormers can be assembled quickly using these energy-efficient panels.

  • Dressing Up an Eyebrow Dormer

    Use this no-math template method to match complex shapes with heat-formed PVC trim.

  • Replacing Windows in Brick-Veneer Homes

    Tall-Wall Studs ~ Breathable Roofs~ Paperless Drywall ~ Screws for Composite Decking

  • Perfect Storm Flashing

    Working on Long Island, remodeling contractor Mike Sloggatt has to prepare homes to weather the occasional nor'easter. So when it comes to installing windows and doors, he's not afraid of overkill. Here, he details the flashing routine he typically employs to create a drainable, water-resistant...

  • Bending Trex

    Special heating blankets were used to form the tight curves of this pool's retrofitted fiber-composite decking.

  • Replacing a Bearing Wall With a Flush Beam

    A shallow steel-reinforced beam preserved headroom in this low-ceilinged room.

  • Building a Curved Portico

    Synthetic millwork gives this front entry porch a classic look.