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  • Simpson Strong-Wall SB Shear Panel

    A wood shear panel for large openings made from Timberstrand LSL, the product can be trimmed on site by the installer.

  • Foundry Specialty Siding Shapes Collection

    Available in 10 standard colors, the faces of this decorative vinyl siding are molded with a cedar texture and other eye-catching details.

  • Marvin Contemporary Doors

    Marvin’s newest window and door styles include doors with narrower stiles and rails, as well as more glass.

  • The Coastal Solutions Entry Door

    This multifunctional door has impact glass, multi-point locking hardware, and a stepped wood sill to shed water.

  • Video Series: Soffit Venting

    Most of the time soffit venting is done wrong. In this three-part JLC-Live video, Peter Heard explains how to do it right.

  • Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice

    In general, you are always better to cap your parapet walls with metal rather than stucco'ing over them. But, what if your client or doesn't want that look?

  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

  • JLC June Letters

    Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws.

  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

  • Watertight Replacement Windows

    Flashing windows is not just for new construction. Here are details on how to help prevent window leaks when working around the major types of siding.