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More stories about Exteriors

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    Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean.

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    A sharp point is needed to control the flow and direction of the solder, especially on vertical joints. For a pyramid-tipped, acetylene-fueled soldering iron, make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a fine point.

  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

  • 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

  • Tapco InSpire Aledora Roofing Tiles

    They look like slate but weigh a lot less

  • Replacing a Wooden Gutter

    A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.

  • Insulating Cathedral Ceilings

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

  • Soldering Seams

    Regardless of the iron or tip used, soldering requires some prep work. Make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a sharp point.

  • Better Results With Vinyl

    A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.

  • Retrofit Exterior Foundation Insulation

    Is there a minimally invasive, cost-competitive, easily deployable method of upgrading soil-side foundation insulation in existing buildings? Read on.