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  • On the Job: Membrane Deck Flashing

    Membrane deck flashing; quick brick shelf

  • Building Brick Stairs

    A long-lasting set of masonry steps starts with a solid base and includes good drainage

  • Flashing an Entry Door

    For doors with applied casings, simple flashings made from self-healing membrane serve the same purpose as fins

  • Products

    Fiber-cement siding clips; dune-friendly decking; drywall & accessories; ridge vents; masonry

  • On the Job

    Fast drawers; easy brick cleanup

  • Installing Manufactured Stone Over ICFs

    To ensure good adhesion, use an acrylic mortar admix and make sure the faux stones are fully bedded.

  • Products

    Space Savers - Composite Shingles - Engineered Opening - Outlet Energy Block - Premeasured Roof Sheathing - Operable Acrylic Block Windows - T&G Composite Flooring - Bug-Free Living - HouseNet for Brick

  • Great import: Yin Yu Tang

    Should you ever find yourself in historic Salem, Mass., skip the wacko occult shops — okay, stock up on black candles or whatever — and head over to the Peabody Essex Museum for a walk-through tour of beautiful Yin Yu Tang, an estate built circa 1800 to 1825 in Southeastern China.

  • Installing a Wide Door In a Tall Brick Wall

    In this renovation, engineered steel braces support a solid brick wall from the outside without disturbing the interior.

  • Replacing a Leaking Chimney Cap

    Built with concrete rather than mortar and detailed to shed water, this chimney cap should outlast the chimney beneath it.