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  • Crawlspace Ventilation Update

    Most crawlspaces should be carefully sealed, not ventilated. In many areas, however, the codes are still catching up with best practice.

  • Long-Lasting Wood Roofs

    Where wind-driven rain is common, wood shingle roofs require extra detailing, both to keep moisture out of the house and to allow the shingles to dry. A coastal builder describes the materials and methods that work for her.

  • On the Beach -- Coastal Construction

    A Delaware contractor tells how to build houses on wood pilings that resist the rigors of coastal weather from storm tides to gale force winds.

  • Factory Building and Smaller Builder

    With high-priced land, labor shortages, and competition from production giants, many stick builders are giving factory building a second look.

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