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Bob Kulp is co-owner of Kulps of Stratford, a roofing company he founded 25 years ago in the central Wisconsin town of Stratford. The company is now venturing into solar installation.
Salvaged brick is OK for interior work, but should be avoided for chimneys and other exterior projects in demanding climates
Even if you install a grille, building a wood cabinet around strip of hydronic baseboard radiator will compromise heating performance
Hardwood flooring can be installed over existing sheet vinyl if key conditions are met
Conductive heat loss through a glulam beam may be a minor problem in the context of whole-house heat loss.
Can field-applied flame retardant coatings give a wood shake or shingle roof a Class B fire rating?
Q: Is it possible to create a thermal break by fastening a layer of rigid foam to the underside of the joists before hanging the drywall?
Q: Are exposed PVC drain lines underneath a seasonal home elevated on piers susceptible to UV damage? The pipes are exposed to direct sun for at least part of the day, especially when the sun is low. The structure is located in coastal North Carolina.
Is there such a thing as a control joint for drywall?
Q: With low-flow toilets now required by code almost everywhere, are there steps builders and remodelers can take to prevent problems caused by waste becoming stranded in drain lines?
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