Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.

 
 
 
 

Other stories by Patricia%20McDaniel

  • Q&A: Who’s Responsible for Hidden Conditions?

    Q: When we pulled off the siding and sheathing from the gable end of an existing house in preparation for an addition, we were surprised to find that the roof has a 4x12 structural ridge beam supporting common rafters. We had assumed that the roof was fra

  • Laying a Stone Floor

    A custom builder and remodeler describes how her crew cut and laid a sandstone floor.

  • Resources

    Safety videos

  • Wrapping the House: Do's & Don'ts

    It’s easy to get sloppy when installing housewrap and flashings, but beware — reverse laps can dump water into the structure.