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More stories about Ceilings

  • Setting Kitchen Cabinets

    A guide to problem-free installation

  • Building a Passive House for the First Time

    Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by building his own passive house in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • 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.

  • Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

    When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.

  • A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes

    Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s durability, energy use, and indoor air quality. Myron Ferguson explains how drywall can be an important part of the air barrier of an enclosure.

  • On the Job

    Framing an octagonal vaulted ceiling.

  • New Joists for an Old Floor

    The best remedy for a sagging out-of-level floor is putting in new LVL joists and engineered subfloor.

  • Insulating Cathedral Ceilings

    JLC executive editor Clayton DeKorne explores some practical solutions to prevent call backs and boost energy performance.

  • Certainteed Health Product Declarations for Ceiling Tiles

    Certainteed now publishes HPDs for its ceiling tile products, listing all the ingredients, and it has plans to extend this practice to all its products.

  • Fypon Mesa Beam

    This polyurethane beam sports a woodgrain texture and comes pre-primed. Useful for both interior and exterior applications, the beam's hollow core ensures that it's lightweight, too.