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More stories about Exteriors

  • Built-Up Exterior Trim

    Solutions for building up trim to better complement the thickness of cedar shingles

  • No-Rot Ledger

    The Deck Ledger system consists of extruded aluminum ledger boards and joist hangers

  • Easy Post Wrap

    Preassembled KleerWrap can be put in place by a single worker

  • Wind-Resistant Doors

    GlassCraft's Impact Fiberglass Entry Doors are approved for use in high-wind zones of Florida and Texas

  • Adjustable Column

    The Lally Lock is a three-part height-adjustable Lally column

  • Whatever Happened to 30# Felt?

    Asphalt-impregnated felt — aka tar paper — enjoyed a 100-year run as the preeminent roofing and siding underlayment.

  • Small EIFS Repairs

    A stucco contractor explains how to patch minor nicks and abrasions in EIFS while matching the original finish

  • Faux Shakes

    Bellaforte polymer roofing shakes can be installed to look like rough-hewn wood shakes

  • Three Ways to Vent a Soffit

    Cor-A-Vent corrugated polypropylene vents offer a low-profile soffit alternative to metal strip vents and perforated fiber-cement panels

  • Do Synthetic Underlayments Make for Better Roofs?

    While some old pros are sticking with organic felts because they're low-priced and breathable, many are moving to synthetics for greater flexibility