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More stories about Troubleshooting

  • Preventing Shower Curb Problems

    The key is meticulous waterproofing, even where you might not think it's necessary.

  • Steep-Slope to Low-Slope Transitions

    Doug Horgan discusses a troublesome area that frequently gets overlooked: the transition between a steep-slope roof and a low-slope roof.

  • Monitoring Home Performance

    Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

  • Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

    Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to install a water heater in a crawlspace. Here's what you need to know.

  • Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

    A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.

  • Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?

    If not properly detailed, tile shower pans are prone to leaking at joints. Industry expert Doug Horgan explains how to fix shower failures in a way that saves customers time, hassle, and money.

  • Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

    Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.

  • Scuppers and Drains for Waterproof Decks

    The worst dry-rot damage usually occurs where drains and scuppers penetrate a deck. Here’s how to avoid it.

  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough

  • Damage From Roof Moss

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.