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    Q: When installing a zero-clearance metal fireplace, are there any requirements for fire stops or draft stops? Does the inside of the chase need to be drywalled?

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    Q: Since ventilated attics can be breezy, doesn’t the wind rob heat from the insulated ceiling? Would it help to install housewrap on top of the R-38 fiberglass batt insulation? If the client wanted a storage area, I could install plywood over the housewrap. Similarly, would it help to have...

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  • Installing Direct-Vent Space Heaters

    Proper installation of these fan-assisted units can provide comfortable, energy-efficient heat in room additions and small dwellings.

  • Installing Radiant Snowmelting

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    In recent years, solid vinyl windows have moved from the replacement window market into new construction of every price range. Here’s a guide to selecting vinyl windows, including installation tips and pitfalls to avoid.

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