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More stories about Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.

  • Letters

    Drywall codes; back-priming discussion; CAD for Macs; sizing I-joists for clear spans; safety reminder; more

  • Notebook

    Online building permits; sunroom code changes; tool recalls; plumbing with lead-containing brass reconsidered; foundation failures in Texas droughts; more

  • Notebook

    Private-sector building inspectors; window makers avoid installer certification; FEMA report highlights garage doors in tornado failures; polyiso boards found shrinking on the job; SIPS used for Arctic shelter; more

  • Notebook

    Drywall shortage is history; ASHRAE’s new ventilation standard meets resistance; rebates offered for affordable housing in Dallas; knee therapy holds promise for builders; precut stud lengths all over the map; more

  • Letters

    Bonding to gas pipes; Frank Lloyd Wright rebar mystery; vinyl siding comments; recipe for roof algae cleaner

  • Floating Floor Options

    Floating floors offer some advantages over conventional hardwood strip flooring: They’re more dimensionally stable, come prefinished, and because they’re laminated, are available in wood species that would be cost-prohibitive in full-thickness flooring. Here’s a survey of what’s available.

  • Notebook

    Getting ready for the next economic downturn, Category 5 wiring, hurricane-resistant concrete houses, sun exposure warning

  • Notebook

    Watershed defects lawsuit hits California courts, fastest house ever built, vinyl siding overtakes wood, foam form research underway

  • Using Water Heaters for Radiant Heat

    A veteran plumbing contractor points out the advantages of using a gas water heater instead of a boiler for a hydronic heating system.