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More stories about Installation

  • Installing Gable Roof Trusses

    On-the-ground layout and efficient use of a crane enable these Rhode Island builders to place, brace, and sheathe a truss roof in one day.

  • Resources

    K&B installation guide from NKBA, accessible building primer, masonry construction manual

  • Resources

    Roof truss book, well & septic guide, energy-efficient remodeling

  • Using CPVC Piping for Fire Sprinklers

    Residential sprinklers systems are unobtrusive and effective, but are not usually installed because of cost. One way to make them more affordable is to use plastic piping, as described in this article by a California fire marshal.

  • Kitchen & Bath: Profiting From Frameless Cabinets

    Contractor-built frameless cabinets

  • Retrofitting Skylights

    A skylight specialist walks through his procedures for retrofitting skylights in existing homes, including selling the job, layout, and installation.

  • Shop-Built Trim for Doors and Windows

    This step-by-step technique for preassembling extension jambs and casings guarantees tighter joints and a better finish.

  • Installing Laminate Floors

    Plastic laminate, with its choices of colors and patterns, has moved from countertops to floors. We follow a professional flooring contractor as he shows how to lay a flat, durable finish floor with this versatile material.

  • Selecting Replacement Windows

    With prehung replacement units or sash-only kits, it’s possible to upgrade a window in less than an hour with-out removing the trim. We take a look at what’s available from national manufacturers.

  • Letters

    Code compliance concerns, strap tie questions