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More stories about Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

  • Single Solution

    When Masco Contractor Services (MCS) agreed in June to install insulation in more than 75 percent of the houses that Pulte Homes builds over the next two years, and struck a similar arrangement with Beazer Homes in September, the high-profile announcements served as prominent signposts for a...

  • 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