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More stories about San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

  • By Design: Seamless Additions

    Elements of the well-designed addition

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  • Resources

    Green building guides

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    House-eating fungus wreaking havoc in California; Sears abandons installed sales company; new Minnesota energy code; looking for a better low-flow toilet test

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    Coping with the labor shortage, water heater failures, higher fly ash content in concrete, new home ventilation standard

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

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    Soil erosion on job sites under scrutiny, 2x4 vs. 2x6 wall framing study, opposition to pay-if-paid laws growing

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    Growth controls affecting builders, promoting green building, working with inspectors, tax deductions for business start-up

  • Q&A: Pressure-Washing Before Painting

    Q: Is it a good idea to pressure-wash wood siding before painting? It seems like this would drive a lot of water into and behind the siding — water that might still be present when the paint is applied. And what about pressure-washing decks?

  • Clear Finishes for Interior Woodwork

    A trio of professional painters tell how to match a clear finish to the job and provide tips for blemish-free application.